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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Employment contracts...
by memson on Fri 21st Aug 2009 15:40 UTC
memson
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2006-01-01

In the UK it is pretty common practice to have clauses in employment contracts that prohibit you from leaving and moving to direct competitors for a certain period after employment finishes. As such, I don't see this as an issue...

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RE: Employment contracts...
by Tom9729 on Fri 21st Aug 2009 16:51 in reply to "Employment contracts..."
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2008-12-09

The difference is, that is a contract that YOU sign saying that YOU won't leave for a competitor.

That is different from your previous employer making agreements over your head with other potential employers to essentially blacklist you if you try to leave.

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RE[2]: Employment contracts...
by memson on Mon 24th Aug 2009 11:58 in reply to "RE: Employment contracts..."
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2006-01-01

Do you have confirmation that the employees in question did not already have such a clause in their employment contracts? If not...

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