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I recently was terminated from an insurance company. I have an 18 month non-compete clause. if clients are calling into my office and I explain that I am no longer working for this firm, however I do have other companies that I can choose from. if they ask me for a quote am I going against my non-compete? I make it very clear to them that I am not working for the old company and I make them ask me for a quote.
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I am sorry to hear about this situation.

If they ask you for a quote, and you provide one, then this would be breaching the non-compete (assuming the non-compete disallows this, and/or, the context of the quote means enticing them to with you, as this would be competing with the prior company).

However note that some states disallow non-competes and/or void unreasonably broad non-competes. If you tell me which state this is in, I can tell you more.

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