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What Happens to a Non-Compete After a Merger?

Many employees wonder, “If I sign a non-compete contract with a company, and later, the company is purchased by a different company, is my non-compete null and void?”

Maybe. It depends on the terms of the employment contract if a non-compete survives the merger.

The answer can be found in the contract itself. Look for an assignment clause. Is there any language explicitly assigning . . .

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