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I have signed a non compete agreement with my employer which says I cannot work with my client till 2 years after current employment termination .document had signature on the right hand side of the page , where I signed it.But it also has had date a column where I did not enter any date , I send the document in the email .My question is , Is such contracts valid without the effective date mentioned in it
Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Employment Law
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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
I have signed ,with name address and ssn. But have not put the date. pls see attachment
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Employment Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 26 days ago
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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Unfortunately, YES, even though you did not put the date on the document when you signed it, the fact you signed the agreement makes it valid I am sorry to say. The court will not void this agreement for the minor omission of the date when all that is required to make this valid is your signature.

NJ law says these agreements are binding and enforceable when signed as long as they are reasonable in the scope of the protection sought by the employer and reasonable in length of time and geographic scope. So, I am sorry to say just because you did not put the date on it, the fact it was signed with your SSN and address is sufficient to make it valid.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
has per terms and condition it says you have to pay 25000 $, will the court go with it.
Customer reply replied 26 days ago
One more question is can i continue working with the client during the time when case is in court
Employment Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 26 days ago

Thank you for your reply.

Legally, the court has no choice but to enforce these agreements as written which is why we tell people many times a day, "if you do not agree with a document do not sign it" because the whole purpose of written agreements is to bind people to the terms. If that were not the case, using written agreements would be meaningless.

They can actually get an injunction against you to prevent you from working for the client AND could sue the client as well for tortious interference with the contract between you and the previous company.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
seeing at the attachment i have sent , is it the that final amount of 25 k dollars or more has to be paid ? If the 25 k is imposed will it be in installments or one go ??/
Employment Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 26 days ago

Thank you for your reply.

It is all one lump sum payment not a payment plan. If they find you in violation, then they can demand lump sum payment for breach of contract.

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