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Non compete agreements

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by HTI, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    One thing they are consistent at, whining puking lets take a break every five minutes, and coming to work hung over .We pay a good wage, and all we get is crank head's, been in prison, who can't wait to get paid the first check, and spend it on crack or booze.They disrupt the work routine of the other workers, put out ***** work.We employed 20 workers by fall of last year, only three were native born Americans, and they were in positions of authority.

    This up-coming season due to so many landscape installs resulting from the tremendous building in the south west suburbs, we will out of necessity have to put on five more workers.We do not need the whining,lazy been in a jail type to fill those position,
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    A quick search on google will provide you with plenty of non-compete contract examples you can use.

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  3. ODwyerPW

    ODwyerPW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    But US govt won't issue Visas for Mexicans for lawncare work. Folks get around this 'legally' by incorporating as a farm and getting ag labor or they just hire them illegally. That's where the US Guest Worker program would really come in handy. I'd hire Mexican with Visas immediately and pay them exactly what I was going to pay a US citizen.

    However, with regards to non-compete agreements..they can be tough to enforce. You have to be willing to pony up the money to defend it as well.
  4. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Sure they do...........H2B Visa
  5. emg35

    emg35 LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Messages: 18

    In a right to work state the court will not honor your contract. My wife went through this when she quit here last job and went to the completion. After talking to several lawyers we found out that they could take it to court but there was no way a judge would side with them. The reason being was simple California is a right to work state. All the lawyers did say what they are really trying to do is get you into a long court battle and get you to give up. Bottom line, if you have a lot of money to blow you can most likely get them to give up on there dream till the contract expires.

  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That having been said, the purpose of a non-compete agreement is to help prevent competition from happening, but no, you can not stop someone from going through with it. Still, it does help, it slows some down.
  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    we dont have a non compete agreement as others said our lawyer says it wont hold up in court because u can't stop someone from working. but what we do have is a NDA (non disclosure agreement) all customers lists/data, notes, etc will remain our secret and not to be used in anyway..

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