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Unread 03-23-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Default how do i ask for copy of non-compete?

when i started my job a few months ago i signed a non-compete agreement and i would like a copy...how do i ask for it without them thinking i am looking elsewher (which i very well may be!)
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Unread 03-23-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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when i started my job a few months ago i signed a non-compete agreement and i would like a copy...how do i ask for it without them thinking i am looking elsewher (which i very well may be!)

I think you will just have to ask them straight out. Which should be easy, if you never got your copy. Just say you never got your copy, end of story. If you lost your copy. Then just say you lost your copy and sorry, but I need another one. Don't elaborate, since people are going to think whatever, anyway.

Also, I really can't think of any reason to want your copy except that it is your right to have a copy of your personnell file and any contracts you sign. If they say, are you planning to leave us, then say No, I just like to keep a copy for my own records.

good luck!!

p.s. Also remember that each state has its own rules as to what convenants are enforceable in a non-compete agreement. So, if you are planning to go into business, you will want an attorney to interpret the agreement in light of your state's laws, since many employers throw them together and are not actually enforceable or not to the degree they might wish.

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Unread 03-24-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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I agree with gea12345. Just simply say you've been organizing your personal files and realized you don't have a copy of the agreement to complete your file.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Yes, a copy of all things in your personnell file is your right. You don't have to ask for anything in specific, ask for a copy of the whole thing, just for your records. During this tax season, good time and excuse to do it, copy of W-4, so on---
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Unread 03-24-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I got it. thanks. i just flat out asked as many of you stated. i do want it for my records. now that i got it, i realize i need an employment laywer...some things in there that just aren't right. I can't elaborate as the details could give away where i am talking about and i don't want to be fired.
thanks again
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Unread 03-24-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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I got it. thanks. i just flat out asked as many of you stated. i do want it for my records. now that i got it, i realize i need an employment laywer...some things in there that just aren't right. I can't elaborate as the details could give away where i am talking about and i don't want to be fired.
thanks again
An attorney that handles contracts will be able to help you.
Employment atty is more employment law, rather than covenants not to compete.

good luck!
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