My question involves business law in the state of: california
I am an independent contractor for company X - on commission only - doing lead generation. I have no non-compete or confidentiality agreement with them. I am now a competitor, and still on commission with company X.
1) Can I use the leads I generate for Company X for my own company? For email blasts, etc? I'm only paid by company X when a lead closes, not by the lead. I use online marketing systems I own the systems used to generate leads for company X. Company X does not pay for any marketing materials that bring leads in.
2) Am I in any potential legal troubles by working for company X while I run my own competitor. They won't find out for some time.
3) Should I stop working for Company X, or stick around until they find out I am a competitor?