Losing your job doesn't negate a noncompete pact, expert says

09/12/2011 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Being laid off doesn't necessarily void a noncompete agreement, so it's best to consult a lawyer before accepting another job that may violate it or a confidentiality agreement, says Karen Johnston, an employment lawyer. She suggests negotiating for waivers to the agreement with the employer before seeking another job.

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