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You say you don't want legal advice, but that's exactly what you need. I
would strongly urge you to get it.
The legal advice I have received in the past is that such clauses, whether
in contractor agreements or employment agreements, are not valid in the
state of Ohio, where I reside. However, I don't know where you live, and
the law may be different--though I have not heard of a case where
non-compete clauses were upheld in a court of law. (But I am not an expert
in these things.)
>From: PBW <pbw3172 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> I usually lurk around on the Techwr-l and Parametrica
> list. I wondered if you could possibly make sense of
> a non-competition clause in my current contract.