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Should IT consultants sign noncompetes?

By Erik Eckel Contributor ·
What's the best reason an IT consultant outfit should (or shouldn't) require staffers to sign noncompete agreements?

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Should IT consultants sign noncompetes?

by fredf In reply to Should IT consultants sig ...

I would never sign an noncompete unless I were directly involved in creating proprietary systems.

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Should IT consultants sign noncompetes?

by Erik Eckel Contributor In reply to Should IT consultants sig ...
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Should IT consultants sign noncompetes?

by Bryan Bowers In reply to Should IT consultants sig ...

You really shouldn't have to sign one if you play your cards right. Try presenting a non-disclosure statement instead.

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Should IT consultants sign noncompetes?

by Erik Eckel Contributor In reply to Should IT consultants sig ...
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Should IT consultants sign noncompetes?

by Leehlc In reply to Should IT consultants sig ...

That can be a complicated issue. How you feel really can depend on what side of the fence you are on. Are you the Employer or the staffer.

Employer:
You want to keep your staffer, you spend money and resources to maintain their knowledge base/skills. You don't want to encourage "moonlighting". You also want to make a clear line that delineates that your companies clients are just that, your companies not the staffers. If the IT oufit employs these staffer fulltime and they can look forward to upward mobility then a noncompete seems warranted.

If however, these staffers are just part-time, they never really know how many hours they will have any given month - then this could severely impact their earning potential. Putting this typeof constraint on a part-timer is not realistic.

If the Employer has gone to great lengths to train a staffer in some specialized skillset at the employers expense then this would be a situation where a noncompete for that skillset might be warranted(whether the staff

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