[kwlug-disc] non-compete agreement.
Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account)
aklists at mixdown.ca
Thu Dec 31 19:54:52 EST 2009
On December 31, 2009 11:04:32 am Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> The older I get and the more business experience I get, the more likely I
> am to consult a lawyer. I used to be of the attitude that I should be
> able to read and understand agreements and I do still read them. But the
> lawyer's going to tell my legal stuff that extend beyond the agreement.
> For example, you and I sign an agreement that says you can't work in
> training after you leave my employment. We can both agree to it - but a
> lawyer will tell you it's unenforceable. That's not in the agreement but
> is relevant to it. It's the entire legal environment that comes in to
That has been my experience as well, and why I don't pay too much attention to
what is in these idiotic documents. If it gets me the work and my lawyer says
it's unenforceable, I will have no problem agreeing to it. I find that arguing
over its enforceability is not only pointless and wastes time, but can cost
you work as well.
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