Non-Compete applies to the new company?

I'm an employee of a consultanting company. I've assigned and worked for the same client as a contractor for more than a year. Now, my employer is being acquired by a competitor. I do not like the compensations and benefits of the new company. I do not know if I signed any non-compete agreement of my original employer. If I did, is the non-compete agreement still apply to the
new company?

Another company has offered me a better salary and benefits to work for the same client. The client has no problem as long as my work is not affected. I know that NYS disfavors the non-compete agreement which includes not to interfer with one's ablility to earn a
livelihood.

What I can do? with or without the assumption that I signed the non-compete agreement.

Thanks in advance.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 14, 2003 3:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Assignability of Employment Contracts

Generally, unless an agreement provides otherwise, employment contracts, like other types of contracts, are assignable. That is, they can be transferred to a new employer.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Jun 16, 2003 09:01 AM [EST]

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