Pensacola, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: Pensacola, FL - How enforceable are non-competes in FL?

Basically what I signed says I can't do anything similar to what I did there (healthcare licensing) for 3 years anywhere in the country. I am now a healthcare recruiter for an anesthesiologist group and have been for a little over a year. Although it's not licensing, it does follow a similar process to getting a provider licensed. Also, the CEO of the company is a previous client of my old employer, but I didn't know this until a few months after I started working for this company. As he is a physician, I help keep his licenses current and sometimes offer advice or help to providers applying for a license so that their application can be approved and they can work for us. I was finally served and they are suing me for $200,000. How likely are they to win this? I'm a single mom with 2 kids and no other income.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In my professional opinion the non-compete is unenforceable because of the scope (entire nation)--however, if the job is an identical position to your previous job, within say 40 to 50 miles of where you work now, you may have a problem. Hire an employment lawyer to defend you.

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