Anyone know how to get out an NDA Non compete? I currently work for a company that I want to move away from. I would like to start my own business. I have had my clients for years and wild like to take them with me. The company was bought over a year ago is going into a new direction, trying to be a platform or software business. The clients I have do not want to switch over. The atmosphere is taking a toxic turn and clients expectations are getting harder and harder to meet. There are several issues that the company is presenting me and my clients with. they are running out of cash flow because they have hired people to work on the platform. In doing so they needed to let go of people which work on my clients work which has been hindering the turnaround time and quality of work. Not to mention have the few remaining people work many hrs past their shift in order to get the work done. The pulled me out of operations in our regular non platform work, and put me in charge of running ‘operations’ so to speak, on the new platform. This has caused a. Problem because it leaves me out of our regular non platform work. The platform is soo far from being complete and is clunky at best. The owner of the company, is making a push to put all clients on it. Since the platform is not finished and clunky it takes even more people to finish a job and usually takes a longer time. Quality does not seem to be as good either. I was in operations and sales, however I have not been able to sell since we do not have enough people to handle the work now. My clients do not want to be on the platform. The owner of the company expressed he wanted to do this behind the scene anyway. “How would the client know.” He has backed off that statement. Our relationship has been strained since he realizes my clients do not want to use that particular service. I felt rushed into signing the NDA. They were on me for four days to sign it which I reluctantly did. They tried to sue former colleagues of mine over the summer. They presented false NDA documents to the court. My colleagues never signed one. I work in New York State but would open my business in NJ. I am not sure that would help my case. The denied me overtime pay recently on a double I pulled on a holiday. They told me they never met anyone who makes my salary that get paid OT. They never mentioned the new rule in place. If a client decides to leave due to lack of quality of work, would they be free to come to my company or do I have to wait a year? Are there any ways out of this? I can post the non compete if necessary.