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That 'Noncompete' Can Really Tie You Down; Employees Should Think Twice Before Signing; Employers Going to Court  
11/18/2008 3:41:33 PM

MSNBC -- Even though you may be desperate to keep your job or find a new one, think long and hard before signing a noncompete agreement. Among the flood of forms you get when you’re first hired, or paperwork a boss asks you to fill out as part of a new company policy, a noncompete clause or agreement may be lurking. If you sign it, you could be shooting yourself in the career foot.