Good morning. Thank you for the question. It is my pleasure to assist you with this today.
I can tell you now that is most unlikely that a three year non-compete clause would be enforceable depending on the geographical nature of the clause.
Three years nationwide would certainly be unenforceable in all probability.
Three years within a very restricted area is potentially enforceable but still risky.
If it was 3 months nationwide, it may be enforceable.
Three months within a restricted area, would certainly be enforceable.
However you are saying that they would pay you a modest salary three years if you agree to work for them once your noncompete period is up. If you are asking whether you could do that even though you may not be working there but simply agreeing there to work there eventually, (and notwithstanding whether the non-compete provision is enforceable) would depend on the exact wording of the clause.
If you want to let me have the exact wording of the clause, I can expand my answer for you.
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