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Noncompete clause


a clause in a contract which prevents a person or company from competing, esp. after employment terminates; also called noncompete

Courts have held that, as a matter of public policy, an individual can not be barred by a non-compete clause from carrying out a trade in which he has been trained except to the extent that is necessary to protect the employer.
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