It`s fascinating. As I said before, these clauses have been unworkable in California and since 1850, when the state was formed (this point is often cited as the reason silicon Valley is a thing). Not to take stock, but AWS already has a lot of employees in California, and Google as well as almost any other technology company. They did everything for themselves. In addition, any employee who is subject to one of these agreements and moves to California is no longer bound. Hall resigned as vice president of product marketing for Amazon Web Services in March and took over a product marketing position at Google Cloud in early April. Amazon sued Hall, saying the new role violated the terms of its non-compete agreement and risked providing one of its biggest rivals with valuable information about the competition. Dismissed workers were asked to reaffirm the non-compete contract as a condition of severance pay: „The employee understands and accepts that the staff member continues to have obligations under the non-compete agreement and agrees that the employee fully respects the terms of the non-competition agreement under that agreement.“ Non-competition clauses are traditionally associated with highly skilled jobs, where workers could benefit from specific training in exchange for signing a restrictive contract and learning trade secrets enabling professional development. More recently, these contracts have been moved to low-skilled, low-wage occupations that require little training in the workplace. The fact that I was able to refuse the offer is an expression of Sernian privileges.
Not everyone has that privilege. There is no form, form or constitution of an equal balance of power between a potential employee and a trillion-dollar company. I`m stopping. Not to mention someone who will apparently sue former employees out of spite. In fact, when I posted this post from a thread tweet about how it jumped on people unexpectedly. Be sure to read the thread; in this case, they were not applied, but were required of an existing staff member, having already transferred Ireland to Seattle on a visa. But it`s not just Amazon that registers. Critics also hire washington state lawmakers for failing to implement stricter restrictions on non-competition obligations in the last Legislature.
Amazon industry colleagues rarely try to impose competition bans, say labor law experts.