DQ 4 - Do you think supporting non-competition clauses in...

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Do you think supporting non-competition clauses in employment agreements is good public policy? Why or why not? Provide an example that supports your position. In some cases non-competitive clauses protect both the employer and the employee. Non-competitive clauses protect businesses in the sense of company secrets such as; procedures in sales and marketing, manufacturing routines, and finance information such as production prices and special deals. Knowledge of this information is very important to companies and they are protected by non-competition clauses. In other cases the clauses cause hardship on the workers. These clauses can prevent employees from gaining rightful employment at a competitive company due to their knowledge of their previous employer’s private information. An example of a non-competitive clause would be employee A was previously employed by company A. Company A specializes in manufacturing and distributing socks. While employed by company A, employee A learned a lot of information about the operations
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MNG 500 taught by Professor Linkiden during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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