Non-compete clause query

Subject: Non-compete clause query
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 19:22:05 -0600

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I am a technical writer working for a contracting AGENCY that has
contract agreements with various large EMPLOYERS in our area. The AGENCY
recently presented us (the employees of the agency) with a non-compete
agreement. Anyone have any experience with this type of thing?

We are being asked to agree not to compete _as_a_contractor_ for a
period of two years from the time we are no longer working for the
AGENCY. I understand the logic, but the part that bothers me is the
two-year clause. Is this typical? Is it legal? I'd appreciate any
feedback or experience (espcially on the legality aspect).

Eric J. Ray ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
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