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Non competition clauses for employees are difficult to enforce, and in the context of 8 out of the 12 months having expired this may be harder.
They could try, but first have to get through fairly well known law on whether employees can be restrained at all, and then justify why they need to for the last 4 months. But while there is a risk, it is not too great in my view