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Question about non-compete during a company buy-out/break-off

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I signed a non-compete agreement with a company which included standard verbiage about not going to a rival company for up to a year after employment ended. The division of the company that I worked for was then sold, and established as a brand new startup company. I was given a new employee agreement, including a new non-compete, but I have not signed this.

I now wish to leave the company because I do not agree with the culture being established by the new company and the new CEO. I may be going to work for a rival company which will NOT be competing with the original company I signed with, but WILL be competing with the new firm that I have NOT signed an employee agreement or NCA with.

Will I be safe from any potential lawsuits?


I'm a Northern Girl
I don't know. I haven't read the relevant documentation.

You might want to have an attorney review and assess. There are some things that are beyond the scope of a message board and interpreting documents we haven't read is one of them.

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