Ramsey, NJ asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: Contract question

I am employed by a contracting company (company A) which has staffed me as a consultant for a company (company B). I wish to leave company A and join a different contracting company that can staff me as a consultant for company B. The contract I signed with company A (several years ago), states that I cannot become a permanent employee or work as a consultant with company B for 365 days following termination of the contract. Is this contract enforceable?

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Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Maybe. It's a covenant not to compete and would be enforceable if a court decided it was reasonable in terms of duration and geography.


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