Looking to work for another company selling same service but concerned about my non-compete article of my contract. However, the contract is vague and appears to be written by an amateur (I'm sure you would agree). In addition, paychecks have bounced, commissions gone unpaid, and expenses gone unreimbursed despite saying he would. Please contact me so I can send you the contract and discuss. Thank you.
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A contract is an agreement to perform upon certain terms. It does not need to be complicated. In fact, some of the best contracts are short contracts.
Bounced paychecks is a different story. Failure to pay wages may subject the employer to significant damages.
Get an attorney. Good luck.
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Non-compete agreements are not always enforceable, and the case law in Arizona has changed recently. This is a complicated issue that involves information beyond the contract itself, such as the nature of your work, how long you worked there, whether you brought customers with you to the job, how long it would take to train your replacement, etc.
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All of the answers here are good; and each provide you a different perspective. None is better than the other. In fact, all of the perspectives can be utilized into a strong position for you to be safe from liability doing what you wish to do.
Please consider taking all of those perspectives to a local contract litigation attorney, spending a few dollars to have YOUR situation specifically addressed. YOUR options will be shown to you with costs and potential for the success of each explained. Form there, you and counsel can make a plan of action that best suits YOU. For a few hundred bucks, there is a strong chance that the entire situation ceases to be one of concern.
It is my hope that you find this answer helpful. Peace and wellness, Mike Troncellito
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