What to do about a non-compete agreement?

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What to do about a non-compete agreement?

I work at a security company; it had me sign a non-competition agreement when I was hired. It states that I cant work for another security company within 50 miles for a period of 2 years after I leave the company. They didn’t pay me for my training, they didn’t give me any special training at all. Just the basic class required by the state to become a licensed security guard. How binding is this document? My hours have dropped over the last 2 months down to 8 hours a week before bottoming out at 6 hours a week. With so little work to offer, do they even have a foot to stand on with such an agreement?

Asked on March 27, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Most non compete agreements are not binding and are often illegal in some states. Check with your state attorney general on the legality of such agreements and if there was no training or really any special anything given to you, I would say this is not a binding agreement and if you are taken to court, you have solid footing to show that this is not binding, completely fraudulent and misleading and harming your right to earna  living.


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