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Thank you for the information and your question. If you signed a non-compete, then it would be a legal document, whether you remember signing it or not, since by signing it you said you read it and agreed to it. That said, not all non-competes are enforceable in whole or in part, so you would have to have a local employment law attorney review it in light of the work you want to do and for whom, to see if he or she thinks it is enforceable. You should contact the Company and tell them that you want to comply with any non-compete you signed, but you were not given a copy of it and need one in order to comply. That way you get your copy and they don't know that you are contemplating challenging it.
If your attorney doesn't think it is enforceable, then they could file a petition with the courts for a declaratory judgment that it isn't. That way, you take the offense (always better) rather than the defense which can result in an injunction to keep you from continuing any work that you have started.
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