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Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:03 AM


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The only non-compete I've ever had prevented me from working for any of that company's clients for a period of 2 years. For a small custom software house, I could see the logic of that and had no problems signing it.


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It's likely they're just having all IT people sign one, regardless of job, just to prevent disclosure of IP related to the company.

I'd agree with others, most of the time this isn't a big deal.







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Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:58 PM


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Very few non-competes hold up in court. Their usage has more to do with the psychological impact than the reality of their enforceability.

But yeah ... anything in a normal non-disclosure should fall in line with how any ethical person would act anyway. But, since it's hard to fire people in some states they get it in black and white.


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Very few non-competes hold up in court. Their usage has more to do with the psychological impact than the reality of their enforceability.

But yeah ... anything in a normal non-disclosure should fall in line with how any ethical person would act anyway. But, since it's hard to fire people in some states they get it in black and white.


Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is difficult to terminate someone, especially if they have great performance reviews, so having a NDA on record would simply this process.

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Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is difficult to terminate someone, especially if they have great performance reviews, so having a NDA on record would simply this process.


In some parts of the world it's difficult to fire someone even if they have numerous poor performance reviews on file.



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Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is difficult to terminate someone, especially if they have great performance reviews, so having a NDA on record would simply this process.


In some parts of the world it's difficult to fire someone even if they have numerous poor performance reviews on file.


Sounds like a productive place to work

Are you talking about South Africa, or somewhere else?




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Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is difficult to terminate someone, especially if they have great performance reviews, so having a NDA on record would simply this process.


In some parts of the world it's difficult to fire someone even if they have numerous poor performance reviews on file.


Sounds like a productive place to work

Are you talking about South Africa, or somewhere else?



Italy, for instance. It's practically impossible to fire an employee. He has to break the company's rules at least three times and be notified with a letter.


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Are you talking about South Africa, or somewhere else?


SA. Need multiple written warnings, proof of disciplinary hearings and the dismissed person can still take the case to the labour court.



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Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is difficult to terminate someone, especially if they have great performance reviews, so having a NDA on record would simply this process.


In some parts of the world it's difficult to fire someone even if they have numerous poor performance reviews on file.


Sounds like a productive place to work

Are you talking about South Africa, or somewhere else?



Italy, for instance. It's practically impossible to fire an employee. He has to break the company's rules at least three times and be notified with a letter.


So in Italy, would an NDA make it easier to fire someone, or is there still a drawn out process?



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Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is difficult to terminate someone, especially if they have great performance reviews, so having a NDA on record would simply this process.


In some parts of the world it's difficult to fire someone even if they have numerous poor performance reviews on file.


Ooh, ooh, I work there!

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