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Did you sign a non-competition agreement?
Essentially, the law is that you are permitted to compete fairly. Now that your noncompetition agreement has expired there are still a few issues that you need to be careful about.
Mainly, you still cannot compete unfairly and so you cannot solicit your former employer's clients. Most importantly, you can never use confidential information that you obtained during the course of your employment. That would include contactless for example.
At the end of the day, if you somehow ended up in court with your former employer the court would balance your former employer's right to have you not interfere with the success of their business against your right to earn a living.
Does that help?
It may be OK if this information is available to the public. However, a court could still say you are soliciting their clients because you are really.
Yes I know it is after the agreement expired. But even without an agreement you cannot solicit your former employer's clients.
If you are going to be trying to take business away from your employer that is soliciting their clients.