Browns Mills, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: In NJ & Cali is there statues of limitation on conflict of interest & confidentiality clause?Left job 4 1/2 yrs ago.

I have a company wanting me to consult (I am currently not working) however, it would involve me calling some former clients to see if they would be interested in paying lower fees . If so I would forward them to the new company. The employee manual clause from the old company states: All information obtained in the course of ur employment is to be used only for conducting (company’s name) business. Except in connection w/the discharge of your duties, you must never discuss w/or disclose to anyone company trade secrets, confidential information or property, whether during your employment or at any time thereafter. I remember the names and can look them up on line to contact them but I don’t want any legal problems. I worked in NJ but while working there they said they are also under CA laws where corporate is. I wanted to check on both to be sure.

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Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You have to look at how long the non-compete or non-solicitation clause was in effect. you may also want the new company to agree to represent you if your old company goes after you.

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