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I have a non compete agreement with my current employer in

Hello, I have a non compete agreement with my current employer in the state of MO that has been transferred through two company sales/purchases. Today, due to negligence of upper managemen/HR staff, my entire identify (SSN, address, wages etc) was released by an employee falling for a fishing email. Is this grounds to contest / remove my non compete?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Are you a bot or a person? I mentioned the state aboveJA: I'm an assistant to the Lawyer. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: Ok, just making sure that I was talking to a real personJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The corporate office sent out an email today letting us know that all of our information is out, and that by their good grace they've signed us up for Lifelock for a year. I mean, good thing my SSN expires in a year, rightJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it

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I just received notice from legal counsel for my ex-employer

I just received notice from legal counsel for my ex-employer that they plan to take legal action if I don't resign from my new employer within five days. They consider them a direct competitor, but I think that is a stretch. I am trying to determine if I should retain counsel at this point. I live in Idaho. Ex-employer is in NJ. New employer is based in IL.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Idaho. My ex-employer is in NJ.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a copy of the non-compete agreement and the letter I just received from ex-employer's legal counsel if that helps.

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LegalKnowledge

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I am with a group of folks who own a particular concession

Hi, I am with a group of folks who own a particular concession and we want to draw up a non-compete agreement in case we sell the concession. The concern is that if a new investor comes in and wants 50% of the concession, we want to make sure that ALL of have signed something that says we can not go to another similar concession as a consultant, employee, 3rd party person for a period of 3 or 5 years. We want to make sure that no one acts on their own to leave our company, take a big investor and open up another concession like ours. If we agree to all go to that new concession fine, but not just one person can do it.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: We all live in CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: for whatJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the concession is outside of the US BUT WE are all in California

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INFOLAWYER

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I was recently off with a possibility of returning to my

I was recently laid off with a possibility of returning to my marketing position in 2018, but that comes with no guarantees. I do have a non-solicitation, non-competition, and non-disclosure agreement. Since they have taken away my livelihood, how solid is the agreement? I have been contacted by a competitor with an opportunity to continue as a marketing rep doing what I love to do.JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't understand the question?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Do they need a copy of the non-compete?

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John

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I recently quit a job working as a server in Beach, VA. I

I recently quit a job working as a server in Virginia Beach, VA. I had missed work due to having an intense migraine and brought in the required doctors note to substantiate my absence. After the owner received the note, he proceeded to grab me by the arm in front of other employees and said to come when he said to come. He then proceeded to yell and foster and a hostile work environment. I ended up having a panic attack and left the establishment. Later, he called me and apologized. The next day I came into work and explained to my managers that I would not longer be able to continue employment there due to intense anxiety surrounding interaction with the owner. I now work at another restaurant, but recently received a message stating that if I continue to work there or at any breakfast/lunch establishment in the next five years that they would pursue legal action as there was a non compete agreement mixed in with their new hire documents. The restaurant that I work at currently serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; however, they stated that I am not allowed to work anywhere serving breakfast, period. Several other ex-employees of their's currently are working at establishments serving breakfast, but have not been contacted in the manner that I was. At this point I do not know whether I should continue working where I am, if they have a case, or if they are solely harassing me. Please help.

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RobertJDFL

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Please review paragraphs 5 g & h to confirm there is an

Please review paragraphs 5 g & h to confirm there is an indication of language that spells out non-compete. I am concerned that if I seek employment after this position the placement company may try to seek few from the new employer or myself when they had nothing to do with the placement?Also paragraph 9B about indemnification and breach should have mutual language?

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Tina, recently I had gotten a job at Steinmart. This

Hi Tina, recently I had gotten a job at Steinmart. This particular store hasn't opened yet and they are in the process of stocking. I only worked one day, and it was rearranging candy and such in the store. I did sign a non-compete agreement. Does that apply still since I quit and it was only a day?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ohioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The position was part-time service associate if that helps.

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We are an interior design firm-my new business partner had a

We are an interior design firm-my new business partner had a client for a few years and brought that client into her new workplace where she was able to design her clients restaurant under the umbrella of her new employer. Three years later she decides to leave and join my company as a partner. Her old client was just getting ready to open another restaurant and only wants Angie, my new partner to design it. She quit her job and joined me. We then give her client a bid on the job and he chose us to do the work instead of her former employer. Is it legal for her to take her client she brought into a firm with her when she leaves? Her client did not sign a contract with us after several weeks of her departure with the last job. Her old boss has threaten us with undermining his company?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: When Angie quit she told her boss she was joining me as a partner. Then she said to her employer that she had bad news-that she was taking her client with her. When she said that she was being over confident and we did not have a contract or any verbal agreement. Her client called her and was asking about something and she mentioned to him that she was leaving the company and joining me and would he be willing to let us bid for his job when she leaves. He said he would consider another bid. So after she quite we gave him a proposal a few weeks later and he ended up signing with us. The old employer thinks Angie set up a contract prior to her leaving.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My girlfriend ****** is a vocal coach who just recently

Hello I'm Joseph. My girlfriend Karen ****** is a vocal coach who just recently opened her own vocal studio in New York City. Prior to her opening her studio, she was working as an independent contractor for another vocal coach Liz *** who has her own studios. There is no non compete agreement. But Liz ***'s lawyer just emailed Karen cease and desist letter claiming that Karen is in violation of trade secrets and proprietary agreements as noted on the contractor agreement that Karen signed in 2008. We think that this letter is not reasonable. What do you recommend as our next course of action ? JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: New York JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: No they just want her to respond within 5 days JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: That's all for now

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