Saturday, July 15, 2017

Non-compete agreements in tech a problem for employees in some states, especially in Idaho

Conor Dougherty of the New York Times has a disturbing front page article today “Quit your job for a better one? Not if you live in Idaho”, link .  The article discusses Idaho’s employer friendly non-compete agreement laws, making it relatively easy to sue employees (especially in tech companies) who quit for better-paying jobs with competitors.  “The Boys of Boise” indeed.  It is relevant that Boise, while a tech center, is geographically isolated.

California, on the other hand, doesn’t allow non-compete clauses.

Back in the early 1970s, EDS had a habit of firing programmers and suing them if they worked for someone else.

Wikipedia attribution link for Boise NASA aerial picture, p.d. 

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