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I signed a non-compete with a home health agency. I brought…

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I signed a non-compete...

I signed a non-compete with a home health agency. I brought 3 client's there with me. I'm want to go somewhere else a d my clients want to go with me. Can I be sued for taking my own clients?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

I'm not sure. I only work part-time. I only work with my 3 clients.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, that's all.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Can you tell me what the terms of your noncompete are? That is, does it specifically state that you can't "take" customers / clients? And what is your role? How much money does this represent to your employer that they'd be "out" if you take them with you?

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