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Non-Compete Clauses: When They Can Come Back to Haunt You Years Later

There has been a recent increase of non-compete clauses going hand-in-hand with job offers, even offers for minimum wage and blue collar jobs. We tend to think that the use of non-compete clauses is meant for more professional occupations, such as those in the technical industry, trademark and patent issues, and those high up the management chain. However, this has not proven to be true. Unfortunately, many employees may not even realize the ramifications of signing a non-compete agreement. Because of the (still fairly high) unemployment rate, many are taking whatever job may come their way, even if that means a very limiting non-compete clause associated with it. In the past several mon

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