I Joined a company A which is software consulting firm located at Illinois IL,i signed a non compete agreement with this company.
Curently i am working for the Client D which is not my employer's direct client there are two vendors between my employer and end client
here is the chain
Company A(current employer)---> B(Vendor1)--->C(Vendor2)--->D (end client).
My question is ,
I got a full time offer from Clent D,So can i join to Client D with out any issues?
Her is the Non-Competition rules of my company
7.1 For a period of two (2) year following the date of termination
of this Agreement, for any
reason by either party, EMPLOYEE will not directly or indirectly, or through a
"Competitor" of the EMPLOYER, provide or attempt to provide (or advise others of the
opportunity to provide), and/or sell or market any services to CLIENT of the
EMPLOYER without the specific "Written Consent" of the EMPLOYER (as such terms
within quotations are defined in Section 7.2 below).
7.2 For purposes of this Section 7, the following definitions will control:
7.2.1 a "Competitor" of the EMPLOYER shall include any individual, partnership,
joint venture, association, limited liability company or other entity (hereinafter
collectively referred to as a "Person" or "Persons"), which is at the time engaged wholly
or partly, in the business of computer systems analysis, research, consulting,
documentation, design, programming, contract programming, testing, systems
implementation or computer software consulting.
7.2.2 a "Client" shall mean any entity with which the EMPLOYER is currently doing
business or any entity with which the EMPLOYER has done business in the most recent
past twelve (12) months, to whom the EMPLOYEE has been assigned to in the past, or
about whom the EMPLOYEE has gained knowledge solely through his employment with
7.2.3 "Written Consent" shall mean a signed statement executed by the President of the
EMPLOYER, Manoj X. XXXX, or such other person who may, from time to time, be
acting as President, specifically waiving Section 7.1 above.