Hello! Need advice. Here's the scenario...My employment was recently dissolved with a company I worked at for 10 years. I moved from Nevada to Texas due to my husband's job. The company was unable to employ in Texas. Originally, I worked for this company in Nevada out of a branch in Spokane, Washington. Thus my employment agreement is construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington. They do perform business through out North America. My former company has sent me a memo to sign and return to them as a written reminder of my continuing legal obligation after I leave. I have no issues with the non-disclosure portion, however, it does have a non-compete portion. I have recently set up my own consulting business. I will not contact any previous clients of the company. However, it states it I won't be able to do business for 2 years in any competing fashion. But in the paragraph above, it states under Termination, the agreement and employment terminate upon dismissal of the employee. So does this make the contract invalid or voided since they were not able to employee me in another state?
State/Country relating to question: Washington
Advice from a lawyer friend says to contact a lawyer in Washington since that is where the original contracts originates.
Thanks for your question.I woudl not sign this here as written.I would ask for clarification here that this document is terminable here since they are terminating you and it states that it is terminated.You need to resolve this without signing it as is.Realistically you in a competing consulting business and it represents potential conflict.To me this should not be legally enforcible across all of the US but certainly you want to resolve this in writing rather than defending it in court.If they weren't worried about you they wouldn't have sent this.
29 years in Employment law
That makes sense. I have a couple other consultants wanting me to speak with them...but they are hesitate until I ressolve this issue. Appreciate your help.
Welcome to Texas and thansk for the chat.
Welcome to Texas and thanks for the chat.
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