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Unfortunately the non compete wouldn't become invalid simply due to the passage of time or whether you were terminated or left on your own. The non complete would still be enforceable for whatever its duration is, assuming it was valid from the start with being reasonable as to time and geographic coverage and protecting a legitimate business interest. Typically anything under 2 years is considered reasonable and the geographic restrictions would be subjective based on the type of business.
A right to work state just means that you can't be forced to join a union in order to get hired. It doesn't mean that you literally have the right to force an employer to continue to employ you....
But at 3 years, that is outside the normal duration that courts will enforce. That doesn't mean that they can't sue you and force you to defend, just that a judge may rule that 3 years is too long a period to be enforceable. But under GA laws, the court can "blue pencil" an unenforceable clause so as to make it enforceable if the rest of the non compete is legitimate. So a court could reduce the time from 3 years to some lesser period as long as the rest of the contract was in accordance with state law.
will I be at risk to be sued?
Legally yes, if you are in alleged violation of the non compete. Can they enforce the non compete? That is another question and a lot of it would have to with the exact contract and what it states is prohibited. But it would come down to what a judge thinks and whether they have a legitimate business interest to protect or whether they are just trying to stop competition..
And it also depends on whether they will want to spend the thousands of dollars on paying an attorney to file suit to try to enforce the non compete.
Does the non compete preclude me from working any accounts in any of these channels?
I would have no way of knowing what your non compete says and what actions are prohibited. I am not allowed to conduct a legal review of your contract as that is something that a local attorney representing you would have to do since I can't represent customers from the site in an attorney / client relationship.
These are all unknowns that there is no way I could really opine on. So it might be worth paying a local employment law attorney to review your contract and give you a formal opinion on whether the contract would be enforceable or not so you can be informed as to the facts before you act...