How, then, can you use experience from a previous job to move on to another? Wouldn’t it benefit you to take your experience as a computer salesman to move into a potentially better position as a software salesman? Why should you be required to start selling cars, move to a new state, or wait two years before taking a new position in your line of work?
New York non-compete agreements are included in contracts to protect a company from employees leaving, and potentially taking other employees with them, to a competing company and using trade secrets to illegally benefit themselves or the new company.
You shouldn't have to move, wait, or change career paths simply because of a non-compete agreement with a former company. If you are concerned about what kind of job or company you can work for after leaving an employer, then contact the Law Offices of Jonathan M. Cooper. The experienced New York business lawyer can help ensure you are within your legal rights and obligations in your pursuit for new employment. You may also benefit from reading his free book, 3 Reasons That Your Employment Agreement May Not Be Worth The Paper It's Printed On.