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Non-compete in employment agreements
February 7, 2023
Non-compete in employment agreements
          I have always avoided non-compete because they are hard (maybe impossible) to enforce, can make recruiting more difficult, and are unfair to the employee. Rather, I have focused on non-solicitation of both employees and customers. This is less controversial and frankly much more of a concern.
          You are correct that non-compete provisions in employment agreements are not easy to enforce, but that’s not a good reason for not having an Employment Agreement with restrictive provisions.  Certain conduct by employees is simply not acceptable and to varying degrees detrimental to your business.  For example,
  *  you don’t want employees leaving and encouraging other employees to leave too
  *  you don’t want employees using your confidential and proprietary business information and records for their benefit or the benefit of your competitor
  *  simply put, you don’t want your employee doing anything that hurts your business in a significant way
          You are also correct that there are different restrictions and they are treated differently and enforced differently.
  *  can’t compete while working for company
  *  can’t take confidential papers
  *  can’t solicit customers
  *  can’t solicit referral sources and vendors
  *  can’t encourage other employees to leave
  *  can’t disparage the company on social media
  *  can’t work for competitors
          Some of the above may be enforced in a very limited way or not at all. 
          One of the advantages of using K&K’s Standard Employment agreement is that all Standard Form Agreements contain an arbitration provision that permits quick, efficient and inexpensive dispute resolution.  Currently arbitration provisions are permitted in employment contracts.  That means that K&K can communicate with an ex-employee within a day of you asking us to, and start an arbitration proceeding within days.  Having to go to court could take weeks to just get the process started. 
          If you don’t have K&K’s Employment Contract, get it and be sure to have all employees sign it.  While you’re at it, get or update your contracts with Kirschenbaum Contracts™.

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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