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Question about Non Compete agreement which I signed in 2015 with a company and was terminated in 2017 due to new management restructuring the sales force. The question is can I take another sales position with a direct competitor working in the same capacity in the state of Texas, the Non Compete agreement states there is a 1 year period which I can't ? However the fact the company terminated my employment without notice does that change anything
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: The employer is headquartered in Pittsburgh and my job and live in Texas
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Nothing
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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