Non-competite clause in new job offer

I sell products to salons and am considering leaving my current job to go to a competitor. The new job is requiring me to sign a non-compete. This would prohibit me from working for any other company that sells similar products for 1 year in my geographic region if I leave or am terminated. It also says that by agreeing to this, it will not hinder my ability to earn an income. This is not the case and I would not be able to earn an income. I have been in sales in this industry for over 25 years and would most likely go to another similiar job if I were to leave. Is this enforceable if I sign and something were to happend in the future that requires me getting a new job.

1 answer  |  asked Dec 19, 2011 11:38 AM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

John Otto
I wouldn't count on the non-competition clause being unenforceable if you sign it. It's limited in time and geographic area, two of the most important factors in evaluating non-competition agreements.

posted by John Otto  |  Dec 19, 2011 12:17 PM [EST]

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