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Episode 144

9/14/23

Topic: Questions to Ask About Noncompetes and Nonsolicitations

Guest: Dan Gordon & Donnie Shelton



In this episode we discuss:

  • How Dan and Donnie are not lawyers and this episode does not constitute legal advice

  • Why companies use noncompetes and nonsolicitations

  • How the legality of these agreements varies across states and why the rules may be changing on a federal level

  • The difference between the two types of agreements

  • The fact that some workers are working multiple full-time jobs, sometimes for competing companies

  • The role of "stay bonuses"

  • An example of an M&A deal falling apart due to lack of a noncompete/nonsolicitation

  • Why it's important to check with your attorney to update your agreements and see if your agreements are enforceable

  • Whether it's a good idea to enforce these agreements or not

Resources mentioned:

Notable: "(Customers) are not necessarily loyal to your brand, they are loyal to your people." —Donnie Shelton

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