Such a condition may or not be legal and be held as enforceable (or not) in the law of the state where you currently work. You'll need to spend a fistful of dollars and have an employment or contracts lawyer in your state check that. A non-compete clause will, on the other hand, undoubtedly hold as valid. To know whether "fine" or not, again, ask a contracts lawyer.
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Check the one-year restriction with an employment contract lawyer in your state: there is certainly nothing in immigration law that makes an employment agreement anything other than at-will, so its enforceability where you are is a question of state law. Likewise, the enforceability of a non-compete clause would be an employment or contract law question depending on applicable state law.
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Yes, unfortunately, this could be legal under NJ employment law ... talk to an employment lawyer in NJ.
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You should retain an employment attorney to review your offer letter to determine whether it is enforceable.
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