Non compete valid if living in a different state from employer

I'm a healthcare consultant living in the state of NC but employed by a company located in CA. I signed a non-compete contract with this Company. However, due to loss of clients, the company is experiencing significant lay-offs. I know that non-compete contracts are illegal in the state of CA but if I'm layed off, will the non-compete be valid since I reside in NC? I've lived in NC the entire time I've been employed with this company. I've already been contacted by two clients who want to stay with me if I'm layed off. I'm considering becoming an independent contractor if the non-compete isn't valid.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 10, 2003 10:43 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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Reagan Weaver
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I don't know the answer to your question. You can keep looking for someone who can give you an answer over the net, but I would suggest that you hire counsel. Hamlet is near the offices of Ward & Smith, I believe. They do a fair amount of employment litigation.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Sep 10, 2003 11:46 AM [EST]

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