Did You Sign A “Noncompete” Claused Job Contract?

May 21, 2017 | | 6 comments

Workers, beware! “It’s one thing to have a bump in the road and be in between jobs for a little while; it’s another thing to be prevented from doing the only thing you know how to do,” once you try to move on to another job. Noncompete contracts can keep you from gaining future employment, because it covers general skills and knowledge gained at your previous job. It’s the new way of keeping your earnings low and keeping you from seeking other employment, by signing away your right to get another job in this field.

How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In
Restrictions once limited to executives are now spreading across the labor landscape – making it tougher for Americans to get a raise.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/noncompete-clauses.html?_r=1
Noncompetes are but one factor atop a great mountain of challenges making it harder for employees to get ahead. Globalization and automation have put American workers in competition with overseas labor and machines. The rise of contract employment has made it harder to find a steady job. The decline of unions has made it tougher to negotiate. But the move to tie workers down with noncompete agreements falls in line with the decades-long trend in which their mobility and bargaining power has steadily declined, and with it their share of company earnings.
Companies have always owned their employees’ labor, but today’s employment contracts often cover general knowledge as well. In addition to noncompete clauses, there are nonsolicitation and nondealing agreements, which prevent employees from calling or servicing customers they have worked with in the past. There are nonpoaching agreements that prevent employees from trying to recruit old colleagues.
Put it all together, and suddenly some of the main avenues for finding a better-paying job — taking a promotion with a competitor, being recruited by an old colleague — are cut off.

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#Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
#Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

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  1. The word “peace” is being thrown around between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States – with a promise of “the ultimate deal” being made with the Palestinians. But, where are the Palestinians? Where is the dog and pony visit to the Palestinian people? Oh, right. This is really all about an alliance between Sunni Arabia and the State of Israel against Shiite Iran and the Palestinians, all sponsored by the military arms providing United States. And, all this Arabian and Israeli Trump worship the last few days is a deliberate distraction from this truth.

    Sadly, peace in the Middle East is not a reality any time soon. And Trump is no messiah! End religious sectarianism and – then, maybe – peace will actually have a chance in this world of primate humans. Why not go to the Palestinians first, Trump guy, before visiting Israel, and demand NATO recognition of a Palestinian state next to Israel – if peace is really what you’re about, while you speak on behalf of the United States citizens?

    Trump Comes to Israel Citing a Palestinian Deal as Crucial
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/world/middleeast/trump-israel-visit.html
    “On those issues, there is a strong consensus among the nations of the world — including many in the Muslim world,” Mr. Trump said after a meeting with Reuven Rivlin, who holds the largely ceremonial position of president of Israel. “I was deeply encouraged by my conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi Arabia, including King Salman, who I spoke to at great length. King Salman feels very strongly and, I can tell you, would love to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians.”
    “There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran, and it is indeed a threat, there’s no question about that,” Mr. Trump said.
    But there were clashes in the West Bank as Mr. Trump arrived. More than 1,000 Palestinians marched to the Qalandiya checkpoint from Ramallah, carrying posters of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. Some carried pictures of Mr. Trump’s face with a red shoe print that read, in Arabic: “American policies are a footprint of shame on humanity’s forehead. Trump’s visit is a sale of disillusionment and a station to bypass Palestinian rights.”
    Mr. Trump arrived on what was believed to be the first open, direct flight to Israel from Saudi Arabia, which do not have diplomatic relations, a sign of the possibility he sees for what he has called “the ultimate deal.”
    On Tuesday, Mr. Trump is to travel the short distance to Bethlehem, in the West Bank, to meet with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Trump is then scheduled to return to Jerusalem to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem, the holocaust remembrance center, and to deliver a speech at the Israel Museum.

    #Trump #SaudiArabia #Israel
    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

  2. “I too support the universal basic income, but that’s more about, for me, the thought that it’s a better welfare system than the one we have now… the value of automation to us, of course, is that we destroy (the need for) jobs… That means the labour of one human being has been liberated, freed up, to go and aid in achieving one of those other goals that we want to achieve.” – Tim Worstall

    There it is! The reason for having UBI – in a nutshell. Universal Basic Income, if done correctly, will ensure every citizen has their basic needs met (housing, food, utilities, education, and healthcare), without taxation. The more automation we achieve, the more we can free human work/job efforts towards newer pursuits, based on the taxable market based system. This is where humans make their money for their toys – without going into debt at the cost of home, food, and health!

    The United States of America was founded on the concept of ensuring social welfare for all citizens – “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” three “unalienable rights” of our Declaration of Independence as a nation.

    Zuckerberg’s Harvard Speech Shows He Doesn’t Quite Get The Economics Of Jobs And Automation
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2017/05/26/zuckerbergs-harvard-speech-shows-he-doesnt-quite-get-the-economics-of-jobs-and-automation/
    I’m a big, big, believer in the power of incentives and concepts like the Laffer Curve. Where I differ from many is that I see the tax and benefit withdrawal rates faced by low income earners who better themselves as being so high that they’re creating Laffer effects. Sure, this is more prevalent here in Europe than in the US but in Britain we know very well that there are millions of poor people who face 60% and above effective tax rates if they increase their working hours and thus their income. The, to me, benefit of the UBI is that it entirely eliminates those Laffer effects.

    #UBI #Zuckerberg #Harvard
    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

  3. How long will this illegitimately elected so-called president be allowed to run around the White House pretending to be a president of the people? When will this nation get around to actually electing a legitimate president from the 2016 election? Knowing that the overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens did not vote for that Trump guy and do not presently support him and his agenda, when will the People stand up en masse and declare him not president? It’s our social fiction, folks. We do not need to accept or acknowledge illegitimacy.

    At the very least, before 2020 comes around, are you willing to show support in your state for the National Popular Vote? Every citizen’s vote deserves to count in presidential elections! The office of president represents the people and is too important to be a side show for a habitually lying, alternative facts, self-serving side show. #NationalPopularVote

    National Popular Vote
    http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/
    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Explanation  It has been enacted into law in 11 states with 165 electoral votes (CA, DC, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA).  This interstate compact will take effect when enacted by states with 105 more electoral votes.  It has passed at least one house in 12 additional states with 96 electoral votes (AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, ME, MI, NC, NM, NV, OK, OR)  and been approved unanimously by committee votes in two additional states with 27 electoral votes (GA, MO). Most recently, the bill was passed by a 40–16 vote in the Republican-controlled Arizona House, 28–18 in Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate, 57–4 in Republican-controlled New York Senate, 37–21 in Democratic-controlled Oregon House, and 26-16 in the New Mexico Senate.

    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

  4. Tom McClintock, Representative (R), “Scientists love to debate. I see a raging debate on the internet between notable climatologists on whether human activity causes climate change. Freeman Dyson, John Cristy, Fred Singer, for examples. When somebody tells you that the debate is over, that’s usually a politician masquerading as a scientist.” – on CNN Jun 2

    So,… politicians don’t debate? And,… scientists don’t seek evidence-based conclusions and consensus? … Sounds like the same kind of talk given by Creationism-based pretend science. Deniers of the obvious always have a pattern – they change reality around to its opposite and, then, say the majority view is misguided and wrong. Never the less, society moves towards renewals and sustainability regardless … dragging them and their naysayers along with us.

    #climatechange #climatedenial

    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

    Don’t get caught up in the arguing B.S., instead take action!

    “30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses are negotiating as a group with the United Nations to have its submission accepted alongside contributions to the Paris climate deal by other nations.

    “We’re going to do everything America would have done if it had stayed committed,” Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who is coordinating the effort, said in an interview.

    By redoubling their climate efforts, he said, cities, states and corporations could achieve, or even surpass, the pledge of the administration of former President Barack Obama to reduce America’s planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent by 2025, from their levels in 2005.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/climate/american-cities-climate-standards.html?_r=0
    Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

  5. After 1967 the Americans looked at Israel with new eyes. It fell in love with the young sabras who had beaten three Arab armies that threatened its existence. But, the 1967 war made Israel into an occupier, which is why more than anything else it matters. The experience has been a disaster for Israelis and Palestinians. Military occupation is by definition oppressive. The occupation has created a culture of violence that cheapens life and brutalises the people who impose and enforce the occupation and those who fight it. Fifty years later, if peace is ever to be achieved, any substantive talks will have to be about the future of the land that was captured in the 1967 six days of war.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39960461
    1967 war: Six days which changed the Middle East

  6. Present American Politics: “This bill is mean.” “No, this bill is more mean.” “No, this bill is meaner.” The words of 3rd graders in the mouth of those elected to govern the nation. No wonder other nation’s leaders are making jokes now about the U.S. of A. Yet the party votes keep coming in. Apparently not embarrassed enough, yet?

    Sadly, the 3rd grader speech is true, though. This #ahca is mean, selfish, and anti-democratic!

    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

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