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cas4t
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How long is a typical No Compete Clause?

I have a great job offer but they just hit me with a 5 year no compete. This seems a little long. Is this normal?
This post was edited on 1/30 at 11:33 am



Specktricity
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Lafayette
Member since May 2011
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
I thought 2 years was the max. It also must have a geographic constraint, and it cant be a whole state. Just certain parishes/counties, or a certain region. That is for non-compete, I'm not sure if no contest is the same thing.


cas4t
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
I edited. I meant no compete. So, should I be skeptical?

Also, I'm in Tennesee
This post was edited on 1/30 at 11:34 am


Specktricity
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Lafayette
Member since May 2011
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
I would be skeptical. Anything over 2 years will likely not hold up in court. If your really worried, I would talk to a lawyer.


matthew25
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
I've never heard of a non-compete of more than 2 years. Lately, I have seen a lot of 12 month clauses. And limited by geography.


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ItNeverRains
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Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
They vary but 1-2 years is typical.


I bet I know what industry your in.


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wiltznucs
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
2 years is pretty typical in my area...


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Ric Flair
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Charlotte
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
For medical professionals, typically two years within a certain geographical location (i.e. 30 miles from the location of the practice).


Newbomb Turk
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
It's a state law issue, and the states vary greatly in their laws on this matter. So, unless someone on here is barred in Tennessee, I'd treat it like just someone's opinion -- where an opinion is like an as$hole - everyone has one.


SG_Geaux
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
3 second google search

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matthew25
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
Good links. Doubtful that a TN court will uphold a 5-yr. restriction.


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I Love Bama
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Alabama
Member since Nov 2007
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
Won't hold up in court anyway


agdoctor
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Louisiana
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re: How long is a typical No Compete Clause?
If you sell a business and sign a no compete clause it should be rock solid for however long the term is. If you are just an employee any term is pretty much not enforceable.


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