Carpentry Noncompete


I have a business relationship as a contractor with a local carpentry LLC. The owner insisted I sign a noncompete before beginning work, which I agreed to. Things have turned sour and now I am exploring the idea of starting side projects to begin my own business. Will I find any repercussions by doing so? As far as I know, the guidelines of a noncompete (sale of a business, trade secrets, management) don’t fall on my specific circumstance.

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Posted by Johnny
Asked on September 22, 2016 7:10 am
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It is impossible too answer your question without viewing the language of the non-compete you signed. Generally, non-competes can be difficult for employers to enforce if the contract is written to be unreasonably restrictive in geography or time.
If you want to have your non-compete reviewed and discuss the risk that you may be exposed too should you decide to open your own business you should contact R&H and ask for a consultation to review your contract, likely a half hour appointment will be enough.

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Posted by Don Eby (Questions: 0, Answers: 18)
Answered on September 25, 2016 2:35 pm