Realtor non-compete in Alabama

I am a licensed realtor in the state of Alabama and have been since 2012. I joined my broker in mid 2014 and at that time signed an employment agreement that includes a non-compete component. We just received new independent contractor agreements which change the terms of the prior non-compete. I am in the process of opening my own brokerage and leaving my current broker. If I let the previous agreement expire and refuse to sign the new one am I still potentially under the non-compete? I am 1099 contractor in case that matter. Thanks for your advise.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 2, 2015 1:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Alabama

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Edward Still
Without seeing the non-compete you signed, I can't give you any advice about it. But I can tell you the following:

1. Agreements not to compete are allowed for employees, not independent contractors.

2. Often, employers wrap together agreements not to compete with agreements not to solicit clients from the business and not to use company information (including forms, techniques, etc.).

posted by Edward Still  |  Nov 2, 2015 3:10 PM [EST]

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