I am a pet groomer and I just left my job. I want to contact my customers to let them know were I am going. I signed a contract saying I could not contact my customers for a year after leaving. I heard in the state of N.C. that the buisness owner has to give you some kind of compinsation for signing the contract and the job they give you is not compinsation. If they dont compinsate you is the contract valid on court.