grounds for relief

I was told that I would be given a job in DEC98. I did not start working with them until JUN98. During the first week I was given a no compete contract and compelled to sign it. I was unable to have a lawyer that I know look it over because I was in another city. Is this ground for relief from the contract?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 12, 2003 11:50 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Christopher Ezold
You may have grounds for relief.

Some courts have held that noncompete agreements are invalid if they are not signed on or before the first day of work. If you signed the noncompete several days after you began work, it may therefore be invalid. Whether or not you had an attorney review the document is probably not significant to a court's analysis of the case.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
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Bala Cynwyd, PA 1904
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posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Mar 12, 2003 2:24 PM [EST]

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