Folks end up on our blog, all the time – wondering out loud to Google, “How do I make my employer give me a copy of my non-compete.”
Well, sad answer is you can’t.
That is why you should ask for a copy when you sign an agreement – always. New Rule of thumb. If your signature is on a document, and you are agreeing to terms of some contract – keep a copy.
Ok, now we are past that and you want to quit and see if you can compete. How do you ask for a copy now?
Approach 1 – “Boss, I recall signing some documents when I was hired. Might I have a copy so I know my rights and restrictions?”
Approach 2 – Quit, and wait and see if you get sued.
Approach 3 – Quit, compete – and wait for a copy that will be attached the lawsuit.
Clearly – approach 1 is worth a shot…
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