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  •  It DEFINITELY depends on the state. (12+ / 0-)

    You're right about CA--you can only enforce a noncompete if it involves selling a business with "goodwill" attached to the seller or if there is compensation for the noncompete term.

    What's not legal is using any trade secret information for a new employer. A salesman can leave a job and go to work for a competitor across the street the next day. She can call on her old clients, but can't use any insider information from her old employer. She can let her former coworkers know that there are job openings at her new place, but can't encourage them to jump ship.

    Having said that, companies routinely add legally unenforceable clauses for intimidation value.  

    (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

    by homogenius on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 01:28:40 PM PST

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