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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regardThe Non compete is enforceable. To be enforceable, the non-compete agreement must must protect a legitimate employer interest, and must be reasonable in scope, duration, and geographic territory.Therefore, I suggest you would want to have the Aerotek sign a release so that in essence is granting you the "permission" as stipulated in the agreement.
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Ok. Well, if the client just recently left I suggest you need the release. If the client left a year ago, then no you do not need it.
It appears the Agency is providing "wiggle" room and will more than likely agree to the release. But you do not want to risk that you would be sued - or that the new employer/former client would be sued for hiring you.
Thank you. It can. But if the company wants to enforce the non compete they can because it says "...Further, as acceptance of this offer of employment I will not accept an offer of employment with a client company within twelve (12) months of assignment completion without prior written approval of Aerotek"And so I suggest that it really depends on when the client left. As that could be construed as "completion"
But that is only my legal opinion and interpretation. If the company legal says they don't have a concern with being sued and that you should not either than you need to decide which you feel is the most comfortable for you.