Re: [messengers] Canadian non-competition clauses?

Date: Tue Feb 09 18:28:34 2010
From: Julio Saravia <saravia.julio@xxxxxxxxx>


im sure it varies from company to company, city to city, state to state,
country to country, but the company i work for here in chicago...it's 2
years and then all is fair game...peace.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Team Triplerush <triplerush@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> How long was the non competition clause for?as in how long after you leave
> the company? they are usually not for more than a coupe of years,and in NY
> state to my knowledge,they will never stand in court.most of NYC courier
> companies started by someone taking a rolodex from their previous employee.i
> know ive worked at most courier companies in NYC
> i say do it,start your own sh*t,its hard but hey...................
>
> http://www.nycmassive.com/
>
> --- On Mon, 2/8/10, Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [messengers] Canadian non-competition clauses?
> To:
> Cc: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 5:10 PM
>
> Regardless of the reasons why you left the courier company, taking a recent
> employer's clients is often considered unethical in the business world. As
> Canada may have unique laws in these matters, you should find a lawyer to
> advise you pro bono (free). Maintenance of a separate business that
> competed
> with your previous employer at the same time you worked there will put you
> in a bad position if it is mentioned in court. Your best hope is that the
> non-compete gets thrown out. Otherwise you may have to pick a new job or
> city.
>
> Corey the Courier
>
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM, <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Contact a less expensive attorney.
> > Any advice you get off a mail list is not solid legal advice. (I'm sure
> you
> > already know that)
> > That being said, in any contract in the states you need consideration by
> > both parties and employment is rarely considered consideration for any
> > non-compete clause.
> > Good luck.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jace Brien" <treebeard1722@xxxxxxxxx
> >
> > To: "Mark Loeppky" <leposuction@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 8:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [messengers] Canadian non-competition clauses?
> >
> >
> >
> >  Those contracts usually don't hold up in cpourt in the states.  Has
> anyone
> >> had experience with this?
> >>
> >> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 8:01 PM, Mark Loeppky <leposuction@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>  Happy Friday to all.
> >>> On December 1st I was fired by the company I had been working for for
> the
> >>> past 7 years due to irreconcilable differences between the dispatcher
> and
> >>> myself. On account  of having nothing but positive relationships with
> >>> former
> >>> clients,  I had no trouble at all acquiring clients for Steel Horse
> >>> Courier,
> >>> the Company I started up over a year ago.
> >>> long story short I am now being "sued" by Dasher Courier, under the
> >>> umbrella
> >>> of  Direct Integrated Transportation and Canada Cartage(although they
> >>> have
> >>> yet to actually contact legal council, and I have a waayyy to expensive
> >>> lawyer). They want me to cease and desist.
> >>>
> >>> The contract I signed is illegal because:
> >>> -It was signed with an opportunity to seek legal advice and signed
> under
> >>> duress. (we were given 5 minutes to meet a guy in a pick up truck to
> sign
> >>> the contract or else we would be fired immediately)
> >>> -I never received a copy of the contract for myself.
> >>> -Lots of ambiguities within the contract render the fucker invalid
> >>> anyhow.
> >>>
> >>> If this has to go to trial, It may cost upwards of 15,000 beans in
> legal
> >>> fees and court costs to save 7-8000 per year that I would bill the
> >>> client.
> >>> If anyone has ever gone indy and taken on their former employer under
> >>> canadaian law, and can offer me some advice I would love to hear it. To
> >>> all
> >>> else, enjoy the weekend.
> >>>
> >>> -Lep
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