A noncompete clause makes sense to keep a mousetrap designer from moving to a new pest-control company. But almost one in five American employees is subject to some kind of noncompete clause. There can’t be that many workers in possession of valuable trade secrets.
A noncompete clause makes sense to keep a mousetrap designer from moving to a new pest-control company. But almost one in five American employees is subject to some kind of noncompete clause. There can’t be that many workers in possession of valuable trade secrets. File illustration
A noncompete clause makes sense to keep a mousetrap designer from moving to a new pest-control company. But almost one in five American employees is subject to some kind of noncompete clause. There can’t be that many workers in possession of valuable trade secrets. File illustration

Paul Krugman: ‘Trade secrets’ are an excuse for unfair noncompete clauses

May 23, 2017 08:30 PM