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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RE[3]: Only in USA
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 21st Aug 2009 16:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only in USA"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I think there is a difference in deciding as an individual company not to hire employees from company X, versus making a verbal agreement with company X to not hire each other's employees.

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RE[4]: Only in USA
by godawful on Fri 21st Aug 2009 18:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Only in USA"
godawful Member since:
2005-06-29

It is also possible to have a non-compete clause in ones contract, though I think the legality of those differs from state to state, but I'm pretty sure they're legal in Cali, as I know I've signed one before

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RE[5]: Only in USA
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 21st Aug 2009 18:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Only in USA"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It is also possible to have a non-compete clause in ones contract, though I think the legality of those differs from state to state, but I'm pretty sure they're legal in Cali, as I know I've signed one


They are illegal in California.

Roger Kay, an analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates, points out that noncompete clauses in contracts, in which an employee agrees not to pursue similar work from a competing company, are illegal in California.


http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Apples-Jobs-Wanted-a-G...

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