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I was terminated by my employer without cause (company going

I was terminated by my employer without cause (company going in a different direction) in Nevada. I have a non-compete for 2 years. Can they enforce it?

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John

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I recently resigned my job because they put me on a

I recently resigned my job because they put me on a questionable "PIP" program. I was offered a job by a competitor that I worked for previously for 12 years. I accepted the offer, knowing I would be out of work in early December, and my other company that is a multi million dollar firm out of Quebec, Canada is enforcing the non-compete and saying I need to rescind the offer! That would leave this single mother of two out of work in the state of Oregon. What do I do? Thanks JeanneJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Corvallis, Oregon.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Oregon is an At Will state but I don't know about the company.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just don't know what to do or if I have any recourse. I need a job and don't understand why they would do this if they were not happy with my performance. I will not be calling on any of the same customers in the territory either.

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John

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Thank you. I have a non compete agreement with a former

thank you. I have a non compete agreement with a former employer. I was let go because of a position elimination. How likely is it that I am bound to it in this situation?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Other employees have left for competitors and have not been prosecuted. Does this undermine their ability to enforce it with me?

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Marsha411JD

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My wife is a recruiter and sales person (full desk) for a

My wife is a recruiter and sales person (full desk) for a new office for a multi-state company in our town in north carolina. The office is horribly run and is on its 5th manager in less than 2 years. They don't take care of their employees and benefits are sub-par so people are unmotivated to work and/or quit within a year. My wife is not a quitter and sadly she is the now the most senior person there after 2 years. She loves what she does and is really good at bringing in new clients. However, with the high turnover, lack of experienced and motivated workers, all of her efforts are in vane. she can't find clients and fill all the job orders she brings in herself so her pay is probably only 1/3rd or less of her potential. She has been thinking about going out on her own, but she signed a non-compete agreement. My question is how strong / valid is the non-compete in NC? Is there a way around it since this is her livelihood? She would love to take her clients with her and not have to start all over, but she is fearful of litigation. Any advice or thoughts are welcome.

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Ray

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My daughter worked in a finance company. Her daughter broke

My daughter worked in a finance company. Her daughter broke a leg and she had to be out 3 weeks with her child. While she was out they put all her things in a box and one of her co workers told her they were not going to let her come back. She found another job and worked 2 weeks. The other one said she signed a non compete form when she was hired. It says she can't work for any other finance company in the county for 2 years. Is this a legal form and can she get out of it.

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ScottyMacEsq

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I have a non compete and due to several incidents with the

I have a non compete and due to several incidents with the owner I need to quit bUT would like to continue doing what I do. I am not getting what was promised me so is there any rights for me?

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Barrister

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I have questions about a non-compete clause in my contract

I have questions about a non-compete clause in my contract for workJA: 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: no, i just wanted to knowin case i decide to change jobs next yearJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Infolawyer

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I may be dismissed from service. I am a government employee,

I may be dismissed from service. I am a government employee, GS13-10 under FERS. I am 55 1/2 yrs old and have nearly 24 years of service. I have lost my security clearance because my supervisor claims I have a mental disorder. I have stated that this claim was filed because of an on going EEO complaint. Although two doctors have signed off and stated that I am fit to return to full duty, my supervisors insist that I see a government doctor. I refused their request and as a result, I have lost my security clearance because of what they call an undermined mental condition. Since the reason for termination is not due to misconduct nor bad performance; do I have the option of doing a postponed retirement or deferred retirement? I would prefer a postponed retirement. Will I face penalties if I start collecting annuities from my TSP at 55 1/2 years old? Should I wait to for the dismissal to be processed, or should I retire before the dismissal? Can I collect a payout on all the sick leave and personal leave I have accumulated, and how soon can I collect it? If I take out a personal loan from my TSP to help me with the transition, will that adversely affect my ability to collect TSP annuities if I have not paid back the loan? I'm I eligible for a non-competitive position in the government? Considering that I am in the middle of a EEO complainte and have stated that this revoking of my security clearance is an effort to stop my claim, can I request to be kept on paid administrative leave until the EEO claim is settled.***** ***** (GS13-10)Phone:(###) ###-####Email:***@******.***Address:*****Unit 102Windsor Mill, MD 21244

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Infolawyer

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Non-compete agreement in Massachusetts. I worked for a

Non-compete agreement in Massachusetts. I worked for a Delaware corporation for 1.6 years. In my NON-COMPETITION agreement, there is a paragraph that says:".... (2) years after the termination or cessation of such employment for any reason, the Employee will not directly or indirectly: (a) Engage in any business or enterprise (whether as owner, partner, officer, director, employee, consultant, investor, lender or otherwise, except as the holder of not more than 1% of the outstanding stock of a publicly-held company) that is competitive with the Company's business, including but not limited to any business or enterprise that develops, manufactures, markets, or sells any product or service that competes with any product or service developed, manufactured, marketed or sold, or planned to be developed, manufactured, marketed or sold, by the Company or any of its subsidiaries while the Employee was employed by the Company; or"""....Does it mean that how it sounds that I cannot even do algorithms (innovations) of my own if it competes with the algorithms they did? or I cannot work for any company that makes similar products?Is it legal to restrict people like that in Massachusetts?

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