by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 29th 2008 4:29pm
We already think that noncompete agreements don't make sense for companies, but Motorola may be taking the concept to a new level. Rather than trying to stop employees from leaving Motorola to go to a competitor, it's now trying to stop employees it already laid off from going to work for RIM. Motorola had already sued RIM earlier this year for trying to entice employees to jump ship, and this followed another suit by Motorola against Apple for hiring away an exec. Maybe rather than trying to prevent employees from going elsewhere, Motorola might want to focus on improving its own offerings and its own working conditions so that this isn't even a problem? But if it's laying people off, it seems rather ridiculous to then try to stop them from joining another company.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- The NYPD Can't Hire Black Officers Because It's Hassled Too Many Black Men
- Disappointing: Google Not Yet Requiring Phone Makers To Encrypt By Default
- DailyDirt: Does Anyone Really Want A Modular Smartphone?
- Big Tech Companies Agree To Pay Up Over Hiring Collusion
- Apple, Google, Adobe And Intel Have To Face The Music Over Collusive Hiring Practices