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Im an employee of a computer retail firm. My job is to provide

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I'm an employee of a computer retail firm. My job is to provide tech support for several other companies. I've learned recently that one of these companies is going to scale back their contract support and will advertise to hire someone for this work internally. Would an interview constitute a violation of a typical non-solicitation agreement or would it be the point of accepting employment?

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

An interview wouldn't violate any of the standard non-compete agreements that I have seen. Those would all be triggered by the actual taking of the job, not the interview.

Customer:

Thanks for taking my questino

JD 1992 :

No problem.

Customer:

ok.. That is what I was thinking, but the non-solicitation part had me worried.

JD 1992 :

Most of them don't cover a job interview, they would only cover it if you are trying to convince the other company to 1) leave the company that you are working for now or 2) create a new position.

Customer:

ah ok.. good news.. thanks!

JD 1992 :

That is especially true when you look at the purpose behind non-compete agreements.

JD 1992 :

Anything else I can assist with?

Customer:

that's it

JD 1992 :

All right, I'll exit and assist others. Best wishes to you.

JD 1992 :

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