Willingness to pay depends. Being out of work has strapped my funds immensely!

I need to know if the non-compete agreement my company forced me to sign will hold up now that I have been fired and am looking for work. There was no benefit from signing it other than keeping your job. Company is based in Ohio, I work in Wisconsin.

2 answers  |  asked Dec 8, 2004 09:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Answers (2)

Kay Millonzi

Wisconsin courts have stringent tests for non-competes to meet or they will not be enforced. Overly broad, general restrictions limiting your ability to make a living are not likely enforceable. Also, timing of signing the non-compete is an issue. If you were required to sign it some time after you had already been employed, it is not likely enforeceable. Enforceability will depend on the specific language of the non-compete.

posted by Kay Millonzi  |  Dec 8, 2004 11:51 AM [EST]
Sally Stix

WI courts frown on non-competes. Whether or not it is valid depends on the language in the nojn-compete agreement.

posted by Sally Stix  |  Dec 8, 2004 11:12 AM [EST]

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