How enforceable is a non-compete agreement which is a right to work state?

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How enforceable is a non-compete agreement which is a right to work state?

My vendor company has lost its contract with the company I work for. I have the opportunity to switch to another vendor company to stay working for the same company.

Asked on November 28, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

"Right to work" refers to unions; it has nothing to do with non-competition agreements. A non-competition agreement is a contract; and like any other contract, it is fully enforceable in any state, whether the state it was created in or not, or whether it is a right to work state or not.


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