Monday, October 27, 2014

That is SO last week

Last week saw Congressional focus on noncompetition agreements.  Jimmy John's came under scrutiny for having its sandwich makers sign noncompetes that prohibit them from working for other sandwich shops.  We’re reminded of a similar situation, reported last summer, involving a camp counselor who was prohibited from working for a different summer camp.
 
Several Democratic legislators sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor requesting an investigation into Jimmy John’s practice and the proliferation of noncompetition agreements generally. The letter opined that “There is no justifiable business interest in imposing such restriction on restaurant employees that are not privy to any of the company’s proprietary information.”
 
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Posted by: Kate Bischoff