Cincinnati, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: How binding is a non compete agreement at non management level?

Non compete agreements are often a condition of being hired. As such, I signed it when hired as I have bills to pay like everyone else. Otherwise, I would not sign as it would interfere with my right to pursue my career path. Now looking for work, how concerned should I be with that non compete agreement?

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Rebecca Hill
Rebecca Hill
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You should have your non-compete agreement reviewed by an attorney. An attorney would need to review the specific language of your agreement and speak with you about your employment and future job opportunities to be able to properly advise you on your obligations under the agreement, the extent the agreement terms are enforceable, and what risks and liabilities you may incur.

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