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I bought a car rental business and have a non compete

I bought a car rental business and have a non compete agreement with the old owner. Now he is working with another car rental company and he is pushing me to sign up with his company for franchise agreement. I think that will be good for my business. The letter of intent says he is the legal representative of the new company. If I sign the agreement, will it nullify the non compete agreement? Thanks

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I am an insurance agent and I came up with an idea on how to

I am an insurance agent and I came up with an idea on how to solicit life insurance to a niche market. I did talk to a colleague about my idea and we have partnered together to maximize our opportunity. What can I do to ensure that he does not take my idea and steal the opportunity away from me? I don't think he will but I want to know how to protect myself and my idea.Thank you,Jon Lyons (###) ###-####

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Lucy, Esq.

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I work at a window cleaning company. They have a no compete

I work at a window cleaning company . They have a no compete clause that I signed when I started working there. Someone recently told me that if I'm not a sock holder in the company that they can take no league action against me if I decited to get a buisness licence and start my one buisness. What can you tell me about this? I live in Virginia right now. Would the laws be diffrent from state to state?

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This question is regarding a non-disclosure/non-compete

This question is regarding a non-disclosure/non-compete agreement. There is a computer software design company whose main customer has been the schooling systems. In an effort to expand, the company hired a team of approximately 23 employees to expand sales along other avenues to generate business. My cousin is one of these employees. This venture started approximately 8 months ago. However, the sales just have not been successful. What started out with the team of 23 has now dwindled to 7. Initially salary was to be paid for 9 months and then would turn over to commission on sales. Salaries had to end before the 9 months because the sales were not there. Even some of the schooling business is also gone. My cousin did sign a Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreement at the beginning of this venture. However, now he is having to look elsewhere for work. The three sections in question are 1. Disclosure of Invention to Employer. This is only regarding patented or copyrighted applications and is not applicable. 2. Non-Competition After Termination. This says that he cannot be employed by any person, firm or corporation in competition with Employer, etc... How enforceable could this be? He currently has no real option but to look for another job and has an opportunity to work with another Software Design Company, but just wants to make sure that this would not be a real issue. There are no "trade" secrets that he has any knowledge of to divulge and there are no "customers " that he would be trying to obtain from his former employer....which brings me to 3. Solicitation after Termination....Again, there are no customers that were obtained that would he would be soliciting. He is simply wanting to make sure that he handles things correctly. But is there a specific thing that makes a contract such as this null?

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My husband and I are 40% owner in a family owned LLC

My husband and I are 40% owner in a family owned LLC parnership. 20% by another family member, 40% another. The other 40%"owner wants out, so we have agreed on a price to buy him out. Nothing is signed yet, how do I protect myself from him trying to compete against me directly. There was no no compete clause written up in the initial forming of the llc. And, we both have the same tax man; is this a conflict of interest for the tax man?

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Ely

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I'm a new owner of beauty salon about four months ago I

Hi my name is NoushaI'm a new owner of beauty salon about four months agoI had a one stylist she's been working at this salon about four and halfe years on commission basedDuring last four months she didn't listen to me and so rude to others clients and so many others reason I decided to fire hereShe's takes all the clients numbers with herself and rent the chair one block away from my salonI was wondering is it legal to be that much close to my salon and start talking bad thing about me

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Allen M., Esq.

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I sold my business to a couple. There was no "NONCOMPETE"

I sold my business to a couple. There was no "NONCOMPETE" clause in it. I began making a new line of dog collars. They are not the same items that I sold them. They are trying to sue me and asked me to stop making my collars and will sue me if I don't stop.

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Roger

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I HAVE A QUESTION , I SOLD MY BUSINESS THIS YEAR, THE

I HAVE A QUESTION , I SOLD MY BUSINESS THIS YEAR, THE BUSINESS BASICALLY IS LIKE AN INSTITUTE, WE USED TO ***** THEY HELP SMALL BUSINESS TO OFFER THIS KIND OF SERVICES, WE OFFERED IN THE BUSSINES 3 DAY CLASS AND HELP THE STUDENT TO LEARN HOW TO FILL OUT IMMIGRATION FORMS,MY QUESTION IS I SIGNED A COMPETITION CONTRACT BUT I DONT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT ARE MY LIMITS, I WANT TO OPEN AN OFFICE TO PROVIDE MULTISERVICES, AND PROVIDE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES BUT SAME LIKE MY OLD BUSINESS , WE DONT GOINT TO TEACH, WE GOING TO FILL OUT THE FORM AND HELP PEOPLE, ITS NOT THE SAME BUSINESS BUT IS THE SAME FIELD IMMIGRATION THEY DONT OFFER THAT THE NEW OWNERS DEDICATED TO TEACH THE LAWS AND I WILL LIKE TO FILL OUT THE FORMS AND CHARGE FOR THE SERVICE , SO WHAT CAN I DOTHIS IS THE AGREEMENT CAN YOU HELP TO UNDERSTAND THANK YOUCONVENANT NOT TO COMPETE: SELLER AND__________,INDIVIDUALLY, SHALL NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CARRY ON A SIMILAR BUSINESS WITHIN WORLDWIDE, ATTEMPT TO HIRE ANY EXISTING EMPLOYEES OF THE BUSINESS, SOLICITIT ANY CUSTOMER OF THE BUSINESS OR ASSIST ANYONE ELSE EXCEPT THE BUYER TO DO SO WITHIN THESE LIMITS, OR HAVE ANY INTEREST, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN SUCH BUSINESS , EXCEPT AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE BUYER, FOR A PERIOD OF 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS FROM COP, THIS CONVENANT SHALL BECOME AN ASSET OF THE BUSINESS AND MAY BE TRANSFERRED AS PART OF ANY FUTURE TRANSFER OF THE BUSINESS

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Dwayne B.

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What do I do with a boss who likes to emotionally harass me

What do I do with a boss who likes to emotionally harass me or others to not quit the job to work for her in order to help her to serve clients to make money. I am good to do that so she does not want me to quit but she wants me to sign noncompete agreement to not work for other place. I do not agree with it because this company only gives me few clients and pays me 12 hours weekly. I feel I have right to work for another same type of company to make more money if I want. She threatened me if I quit, she will give me hard time. If I do not sign non compete contact, I may not have this job. What should I do? Please provide me options to either stay or leave. Thanks. I wait for your response now.

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