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    I signed a non-compete with my old company that did not specify a period of time nor a distance that I'd not be allowed to work. My old company was based in Connecticut, but I live and had worked in Massachusetts. I was laid off in November. The nature of the business is digital marketing and I worked for a marketing agency - there are hundreds of agencies in the CT/NYC/Boston area. After 8 months of looking for work, I found an opportunity I would like to pursue. This is with another agency, in which have pitched the same business in the past. The owner of this company has already told me that he knows who the owner of my last company is. Is this a direct violation of my non-compete?

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    Sorry, but since we haven't read the non-compete there's no way for us to say.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      You'll need to talk to a lawyer & also let them read the non compete.
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      • #4
        ianal, but enforcing a noncompete when they laid you off, and across state lines sounds pretty tough to enforce.

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