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No compete contract clause ?



How hard are they to enforce in La from an out of state company?

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Broke
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re: No compete contract clause ?


Hard.





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LSURussian
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re: No compete contract clause ?


quote:

How hard are they to enforce in La from an out of state company?


How well do you know the judge???






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Mr.Perfect
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Industry might help





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Teddy Ruxpin
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Hard.


Yup.

They have to specifically name parishes you can't compete in too. That's the requirement that kind of stuck to me when I learned it.

They can't put, "Gosh darn it, he can't be tryin' to work for our competition in this god forsaken state, he's just gonna have to go to Texas!"




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guttata
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Hard to enforce. They can't stop you from making a living.





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OldSouth
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re: No compete contract clause ?


What if you start your own business that sells the same thing?





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Mr.Perfect
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re: No compete contract clause ?


Right. But if you have a large company with a lot of branch offices the might be listed. Mine has tons listed





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Draconian Sanctions
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Tough. the State of Louisiana does not like to restrict the free flow of commerce nor a person's ability to provide for themselves and their family in their chosen profession. Thank you Professor Lonegrass





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Volvagia
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They can't put, "Gosh darn it, he can't be tryin' to work for our competition in this god forsaken state, he's just gonna have to go to Texas!"


He'd probably be better for it though






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OldSouth
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What if you start your own business that sells the same thing?
Anyone?






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VABuckeye
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re: No compete contract clause ?


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What if you start your own business that sells the same thing?


Are you looking to raid their client list top to bottom?






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OldSouth
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re: No compete contract clause ?


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Are you looking to raid their client list top to bottom?
No, what's funny is that's how this company was started.






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guttata
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I think the pest control business is notorious for this. The guy that does our house used to work for a local company and when that company was bought out by the big company, this guy decided to go on his own. The big company is trying to sue him for taking their clients.





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jimbeam
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I want to start my own business one day and always wondered about this.





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TheLankiestLawyer
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This is not legal advice, but here is an article discussing the topic:

LINK






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Overbrook
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Noncompetes have to be narrow geographically, in the type of work you are forbidden to perform, and have to have a reasonable duration.





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CaribbeanDemon
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They are starting to enforce them more and more now in Louisiana. Look to see if you can find an article in the Louisiana bar journal magazine in the last year that does a pretty good job of explaining the current situation





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