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Could you clarify this for me please - I have been looking into this online recently and a question was posed by someone who was querying whether their non compete clause was valid.
The situation was that there was no non compete clause listed in his contract (like with myself) but that something was listed within the company's employee handbook instead. Can non compete clauses be written into something like that at all?
My situation is that the company in question was a start up, and had no company handbook at all...
That's what I thought, though technically he could, if he were so inclined and were feeling particularly vindictive, create a company handbook with such a clause in now and then claim that it was made available to me at the time, right?
Sorry, what I meant was basically that he could lie and create an employee handbook today and then claim that it was available to me during my employment (which, of course, it wasn't).
Can a non compete clause even be listed in a document such as a company handbook?
Thanks yes, it does. I didn't sign anything (including even my contract), and certainly not a non compete clause.