I currently subcontract, set up as a business partnership, to person 'Y`who has a contract with business `X'. Business X has decided to terminate the contract with person Y and hire full time employees. They have since contacted me and offered to hire me as a full time employee. My questions is, if my non-compete clause or restraint of trade would come into play? I am not starting a competing business nor am I working for a competing business. It is a sales job so there are no trade secrets or any special information. All customers are also supplied by business X. The sole role of person Y was to oversee sales performance and hire subcontractors to sell. I have signed a non compete as a part of my employment contract with Person Y and it is very vauge in terms of limiting me working in any way, shape or form for any competing business with a 2 year exclusion from termination of contract. But I am confused if it applies to this situation. Please help.