This is a big deal in all "human capital" occupations where the employer plunges the employee into indentured servitude as long a "proprietary idea" resides in his head -- even if the employee is the author or co author of the IDEA. Ideas should NOT be property.
Welcome developments on limiting non-compete agreements: A growing consensus leads to new state laws, a possible FTC rule making, and a strong bipartisan Senate bill
The growing use of non-compete agreements
A new Senate bill could restore bargaining power
Other efforts to curb non-compete agreements
State and federal policy recommendations
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