Non Compete Agreement For Therapist

I am newly laid off and have been offered a position at a local orientation centre. I feel like I should do it for a while while I`m trying to get my own practice up and running. The problem is that in the employment contract that the owner gave me, it is written that I cannot work within 50 miles of his office. I live in the area and hoped to work for him a few days a week, while starting my own practice nearby. What do you think? Kelly here: I would also like to add something about what happens to customers. People are often told that they cannot take their clients with them. The client must stay in the hospital. That is what he has already told me. Always contact your board of directors if this is communicated to you. Customers have free will. Customers have the right to choose their supplier.

In addition to a non-compete agreement, you can clarify this point before signing up for a job or contract. The solution for both parties is not to learn what is legally enforceable (i.e. how they can get away); Rather, it is about having honest discussions about what both sides want in the short and long term and reaching a mutually acceptable agreement, which both sides are prepared to respect. Unfortunately, employees and contractors enter into non-competition agreements or agreements at any time without knowing how they have limited their opportunities. In some states, such as California, non-competition bans are not legally applicable, but in other states like Texas, they still are. Every state is different. Be sure to speak to a lawyer to find out what your state law allows for non-competition. In each state, the rules on non-competition are different. In some states, for example, they are unenforceable, while in others they are applicable if they are reasonable. For example, it is unlikely that a non-competition for 3 years in the entire state is imposed for a therapist or a yoga teacher, because for the collaborator, you! However, such a contract can be applied more reasonably for a senior company executive. Most competition bans have location and time constraints.

Find out if you are in the restricted area and/or in the limited period. Read the contract. Stick to your contract. If either the geographic area or period is too large to be reasonable, your lawyer can advise you. Tamara, I think the ACA has made an excellent contribution on this issue. There is also a psychologist/lawyer who blogs on this subject and, I believe, writes. In principle, laws applicable to mental health professionals vary from state to state and are also influenced by other variables. It is very important to consult a lawyer familiar with these issues in order to be fully informed. Be prepared for the standards to change.

In principle, however, in most countries, a non-competition clause will not prevent you from setting up your own practice or joining another in the same metropolitan area. The clause must be reasonable and follow not only the law, but also local standards. In other words, you cannot be prevented from supporting yourself. However, the devil is received in the details as well legal advice. Although this is not common in all areas, I have learned in my research that they can be applied to a large number of professionals, such as yoga teachers, hair styliss, company executives, etc.