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HI Pearl, nice to meet you. My new prospective employeer is asking me to sign a 3 months non-compete. Wondering if that is too long/fair
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Ontario, Canada
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Customer: nope.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 4 months ago.

If that is not a typo and the three months is correct this is a very short time for a non-compete agreement. Most employers try to have this agreement last for two years, though a court will usually say that one year is long enough and more than one year is too restrictive.

Let me know if you need further clarification.

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