The end of non-compete & non-disparagement clauses is a regulatory tailwind in the shifting power balance from employers to employees.
While I can see your point, as a boutique NFT agency this adds even more hesitation to my need to hire. With these new laws I’ll be training my competitors future employees who I will have trained to do what no one can at the moment. My #1 USP is that I’m the only one who can put all the pieces together. Now, anyone I train can learn my secret sauce and go out on their own. And for small business that rely on their reputation a single bad word from a former employee can kill their business in one Yelp review making expensive litigation the only option resulting in devastating consequences. I worked with small business owners for nearly two decades. While these new rulings are appropriate for large enterprises, for Mom and Pops businesses that employ 80% of the country, it’s a death sentence.