Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Aug 2009 05:06 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y As it turns out, the relationship between Apple and Palm is even less amicable than we already thought it to be. Bloomberg got their hands on communications between Ed Colligan, then-CEO of Palm, and Steve Jobs in which Jobs made a proposal in which the two companies would promise to refrain from hiring each other's employees. Colligan, however, rejected the proposal, calling it wrong and "likely illegal".
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Standard Practice
by binarycrusader on Fri 21st Aug 2009 08:26 UTC
binarycrusader
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2005-07-06

This seems silly at best to me.

Almost every employer I've worked for over the years requires you to sign an agreement that says you won't be involved in any action that could be viewed as 'recruiting' your past co-workers to a different company.

It is also not uncommon to have a gentleman's agreement between companies that they won't hire the other's talent away, etc.

Whether it is legal or not makes no difference to me.

Apple is not unique in this regard.

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RE: Standard Practice
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 21st Aug 2009 08:55 in reply to "Standard Practice"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, but those are contracts between one person and another.

This would be a deal over people's heads. That's the difference.

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RE[2]: Standard Practice
by mrhasbean on Fri 21st Aug 2009 10:44 in reply to "RE: Standard Practice"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Yes, but those are contracts between one person and another.

This would be a deal over people's heads. That's the difference.


These sorts of "deals over people's head's" are done all the time when say one company buys out part of another company, which leads to the question "Is it considered to be OK as long as money changes hands?"

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