Blacksburg, VA asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Virginia

Q: If my employer had me sign an NDA/NON-COMPETE after a law was passed that it is unlawful to require signatures ..

from low wage employees and at the time of signature, I was low-wage, but upon termination a year later i wasn't, can it be enforced? and, if the Non Compete states the following... is that a 5yr employment contract?

7. Term. The time period during which information shall be exchanged under this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and continue for five (5) calendar years therefrom. The restrictions on Recipient's disclosure and use of Confidential Information contained in Paragraph 2 hereof shall continue: (a) with regard to each item of Confidential Information which constitutes a trade secret under applicable law, for such time as such item shall continue to constitute a trade secret under applicable law; and (b) with regard to each item of Confidential Information, other than trade secrets, for a period often (10) years from the date upon which such item and any permitted copies thereof or materials containing or embodying such item have be

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II

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