Loveland, OH asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina

Q: If I start my own business, can the company that I work for now block me from getting contacts with the Contractor?

Can my boss call the General Contractor and tell him not to award me any bids?

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Jake Andrew Snider
Jake Andrew Snider
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It depends. For one thing, if you plan to continue working for your boss while you start the new business that competes with him, this could be risky. Further, if you have a contract with your boss that contains a non-compete provision or non-solicitation provision, this could also pose a problem.

Getting a solid grasp of this will really require careful analysis by a lawyer experienced with non-compete contracts. I recommend reaching out to one soon.

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