In the guest chair:
Jim Swartz, an attorney with Polsinelli – joined us today for Tech Tuesday. Jim focuses on employment law – and today we talked about the legal risks and ramifications of hiring a star player away from one of your competitors. We talked about the “fairness” of non-compete agreements how enforceable they are, who should ask for them, and who should sign them.
We touched on the idea that for many companies, they’re hoping the documents will be a deterrent to keep people from leaving to go work for the competitor as opposed to really wanting to go enforce them in court. We also touched on what you can do if you’re asked to sign one.
On the flip side of all of this stealing away of great employees we also talked about the Silicon Valley companies that got in lots of legal hot water for colluding NOT to hire each others workers.
In the headlines:
- Forbes has released it’s annual list of the 400 richest Americans. 7 Georgians make the list. 2 are new.
- As the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra stand off continues with all shows cancelled through November 8th, the President & CEO, Stanley Romanstein has stepped down.
- And speaking of controversy… in the midst of all the racial tension surrounding the Atlanta Hawk’s organization, they have announced that they WILL erect a statue of Dominique Wilkins.
- Lots of companies beginning to hire up for the holidays, including Honey Baked Ham and Macys. So get out there!
- And in honor of Tech Tuesday – another Uber story — this time Uber CEO Travis Kalanick tells the US mayors that they need to get on board or get out of the way.
Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club.
Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: DELIVERING HAPPINESS by Tony Hsieh – and the meeting is Monday October 13th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!