There is also a strong argument that a worker dismissed for refusing to sign an inappropriate non-compete obligation could be entitled to dismissal against the employer in violation of this public policy of the State. The results of these «public policies» vary from state to state. Rcrumple, you mention a very good point, if you have a non-competition clause, you should certainly tell your new employer, so that it is not surprising that your former employer sues you and her. Indeed, in enforcement proceedings for breach of a non-competition clause, the former employer often cites the new employer as a defendant and adds a right for unlawful infringement of a contract or something of the sort. Being ahead of the curve is the best way to do it. Thanks for the comment. Thank you, UnnamedHarald, for the comment. However, I do not agree with your introductory statement. As labour advocates for a large company, we would always respond to employees` requests for non-compete changes. On the one hand, the fact that a deal has been negotiated and not just Boilerplate helps if one tries to enforce the deal later.
As a private lawyer, I have helped individuals negotiate better deals with their new employers. My point is that there is never anything wrong with asking. Employees should ask for and try to get a better deal for themselves, which they can live with when they leave the job. A non-competition clause must be narrowly designed to protect the legitimate interests of the employer, without unreserving the worker`s ability to find meaningful employment. No factors are determinative; the courts will review and assess all the facts in order to strike a balance between the interests of the employer and the worker. Although laws vary from state to state, courts will generally consider the following factors when determining whether to impose a non-compete clause: in the Netherlands, prohibitions on competition (non-competing or competing) are allowed on issues such as switching to a new employer and the discourse of the old company`s customers. . . .