Want to Get Out of Your Non-Compete?
You can negotiate to escape your noncompete, together with one or more of your non-supervisory coworkers, under the protection of the NLRA, using EARN’s new tactic. See our Media Coverage and FAQ below for details.
The End of the Noncompete Clause – Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin • Abolishing Noncompetes — One Company at a Time – IEEE-USA InSight • Eliminating Noncompetes One Employer at a Time… – OnLabor • New York Times • BostInno • Computerworld • Financial Times non-compete agreement
“IEEE‘s Worcester (Massachusetts) Section supports EARN’s efforts to reduce the burden of noncompetes on Massachusetts technology professionals. Noncompete agreements lower the Massachusetts technology workforce’s ability to respond to changing market conditions, and thereby reduce the flexibility and competitiveness of the Bay State’s economy. These agreements can have a chilling effect on individual professionals’ ability to pursue careers they have studied hard and invested to achieve. A one year noncompete is equally damaging as it makes it impossible to maintain career continuity or to pursue a bona fide offer in a similar field. We would support specific intellectual property exclusions to protect corporate trade secrets rather than blanket restrictions on responsible professionals.” – C. Vernon Gaw, Chair, Worcester County Section, IEEE
“We applaud EARN’s efforts to negotiate to eliminate the noncompete agreements in its members’ employment contracts. We’ve offered our advice to help make this new model for negotiating noncompetes successful.” – Greg Junemann, President, IFPTE