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Old 02-05-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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So we just been handed some forms about were we can advertise and not advertise as our company was issue a non-compete clause. In some states we cant advertise on media including tv and social media outlets. I guess competition is ruff and we cant advertise were we want too?
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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It's the competition that issues non-compete contracts. Sounds like your employer didn't think some deal through.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I think you are talking about your current employer having you sign a non-compete is that correct? It could also be the owners of you company once worked somewhere else and signed a non-compete and then left. That woudl make sense.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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Im just a worker.. lol. Not sure what happen but why tell a company no matter who it is, were they cant advertise? I remember when i worked at a TV station, we was told to play a PSA over remax ads due to a territory disagreement. But still? Some want it and most don't, so why even have it? Brings back the beer wars aka Smokey and the bandit.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Im just a worker.. lol. Not sure what happen but why tell a company no matter who it is, were they cant advertise? I remember when i worked at a TV station, we was told to play a PSA over remax ads due to a territory disagreement. But still? Some want it and most don't, so why even have it? Brings back the beer wars aka Smokey and the bandit.
Just to get this out of the way, there is absolutely no component of "big bad gummint stomping on First Amendment rights" or anything of the kind. Everything else in this spectrum is due to industry-wide regulations (such as there used to be on doctors and lawyers)... and private contracts.

At some point, your employer or one of its principals signed an agreement accepting non-compete terms, which have now come to roost as limits on advertising scope and placement.

That's all there is to it. You could go complain to them, I guess.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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Just to get this out of the way, there is absolutely no component of "big bad gummint stomping on First Amendment rights" or anything of the kind. Everything else in this spectrum is due to industry-wide regulations (such as there used to be on doctors and lawyers)... and private contracts.

At some point, your employer or one of its principals signed an agreement accepting non-compete terms, which have now come to roost as limits on advertising scope and placement.

That's all there is to it. You could go complain to them, I guess.
it doesnt affect me nor any of our employments. I am just the guy with 20 other people that make things work, dont care for company politics. Just a national memo was sent out that they do every month on what changes and what to expect. One was after a meeting, we can no longer support or advertise in x market area. But that was it. Then i realize this happen when i worked at a TV station, we would get memos about what Ads, that we must remove or play over.

Then as i google up things, this seems to be a normal thing for business vs business, but why? Are both scare of the competition? Afraid that some mom and pop company might come in your territory and offer better deals? ( thus why you lobby for city's/counties not to invest in their own ISP).
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Then as i google up things, this seems to be a normal thing for business vs business, but why? Are both scare of the competition? Afraid that some mom and pop company might come in your territory and offer better deals? ( thus why you lobby for city's/counties not to invest in their own ISP).
It's a company-to-company strategic move. Generally, whomever "can't compete" got something else from the deal - a valued asset or staff member, money, exclusive rights to a product or brand, something. It very much is a facet of competition - just not one played out in the open market.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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It's a company-to-company strategic move. Generally, whomever "can't compete" got something else from the deal - a valued asset or staff member, money, exclusive rights to a product or brand, something. It very much is a facet of competition - just not one played out in the open market.
So in theory its trade for xxx to stay out of the way? but in doing so does'nt it hurt the competition? I had to sign a non-compete were i am now, ( its really stupid), i have to wait least 6 months to find me another NOC that is in our direct competition, why is this a issue? Just because i know how one business operates, i cant take what i know and learn from their mistakes and help the new company to not make them? I can lie about it on my application, but most dont ask, so i dont tell. Just in general, whats the purpose of both business vs business and business vs employees
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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So in theory its trade for xxx to stay out of the way? but in doing so does'nt it hurt the competition? I had to sign a non-compete were i am now, ( its really stupid), i have to wait least 6 months to find me another NOC that is in our direct competition, why is this a issue? Just because i know how one business operates, i cant take what i know and learn from their mistakes and help the new company to not make them? I can lie about it on my application, but most dont ask, so i dont tell. Just in general, whats the purpose of both business vs business and business vs employees
No one signs a contract unless it benefits them in some way, usually benefiting them more than if they did not sign it. If you don't want a no-compete clause (as an employee or company)... don't sign a contract containing one. It's that simple.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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No one signs a contract unless it benefits them in some way, usually benefiting them more than if they did not sign it. If you don't want a no-compete clause (as an employee or company)... don't sign a contract containing one. It's that simple.


I had an employer once that asked me to sign a no compete. Basically stating if I quit, I can't solicit any of my clients when I go work for someone else. If I did they could sue me for lost commissions, breach of contract, etc. I was told if I did not sign it then I couldn't work for them. I refused to sign it and I walked.
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