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Business Law Update: First Jimmy Johns now ServiceMasters: Non-Competes Against Cleaning Crew?

Yes, indeed. In my previous article it was Jimmy Johns holding the sandwich delivery workers to a covenant not to compete, now its Servicemaster holding its cleaning crew.

The ABAJournal reported today on the article, “Cleaning worker who got new job with $3-an-hour pay raise faces possible suit over noncompete pact” you can see it here

As the article reports: Benny Almeida admits he saw a noncompetition provision in paperwork he signed when he got a $15-an-hour cleaning job with ServiceMaster of Seattle earlier this year.” The article was first published in the Seattle Times

The Seattle Times also hits on the Jimmy Johns non-compete fiasco that I previously posted about.

The columnist writes: It’s hard to conjure what intellectual property or trade secrets are at stake in making the Turkey Tom. Or in wet-vaccing carpets. It’s one thing to make engineers or lawyers sign noncompetes. But cleaners?

(as a side note, you won’t see any enforceable non-competes in the legal industry in Michigan, but that is besides the point)

When Will You see a Court uphold a non-compete?

When the Court sees that the Employer is attempting to protect its legitimate business interest.

Questions? Comments?

email: Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

http://www.dwlawpc.com

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