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    non compete and non disclosure agreements

    Wondering if anyone out there has signed any such agreements, and has thoughts about it?

    I feel this puts a strain on the employee and employer relationship.

    open to all thoughts.

    thanx

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    I think its a load of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    I think its a load of crap.
    thank you.

    I should disclose...sorry......that I'm a UA member, and as such, was instructed not to, not that I was going to without that instruction.

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    IMO it just comes off as the company trying to hold you hostage. A good company would take care of their employees so they did not want to leave and if they did want to leave and start their own gig they should wish you well.

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    A sure way to scare off a potential wife is to ask her to sign a pre-nup. Not a good idea.

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    And now for another opinion.

    They are common in MANY industries.

    They are controlled by state laws.

    Before you sign, you should have your attorney review the doc.

    The attorney should advise you if the agreement contains sufficient financial incentives that warrant your signing of the agreement.

    In some situations, you can't complete a hiring process without the agreement. TV news is a common example, but there are others where the individual's name and reputation command the use of a non-compete, such as high-profile financial planner, broker, trader, or analyst.
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    Some companies will make you sign it or they will not hire you.

    I found out it's not enforceable in right to work states.

    I was told by an attorney that the only time they can enforce it is if you have a customer list and you go down it A-Z, and call each customer on the list and tell them you left the company and that you can offer the same services for less money if they came over to your company.

    I was told if they called around and ask a new company to come out and bid against them, and you know it's old company, it's fair gain.
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    If they provide the doc when the job is offered to mull over, that's one thing. It's something very different to expect you to agree to those conditions after you've quit a job and show up bushy tailed for your first day.

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    The last time I signed one we negotiated, I didn't agree not to compete but did agree not to solicit their customers. The contract was changed on the spot, we both initialled the changes, and I got a copy.

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    No financial incentives were offered, I would expect them to cover the term of the agreement.

    UA attorney said it was not to be signed.

    I just don't get the idea of doing this type of thing in our type of industry?

    If the company is good,,,,, the customer will stay regardless of the employee, if the customer wants to go with the employee, the company has bigger issues IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy2000 View Post
    I just don't get the idea of doing this type of thing in our type of industry?

    If the company is good,,,,, the customer will stay regardless of the employee, if the customer wants to go with the employee, the company has bigger issues IMHO.
    That's exactly how I feel about it ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    That's exactly how I feel about it ^
    Feeling better after these replies

    Company was trying to make it sound like this is now a common practice, thought it sounded fishy.

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    I have several customers that require a non disclosure agreement to work in the factory as an outside vender.

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