Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Thanks Tree21Thanks

Thread: Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho

  1. #1
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    28,045
    Thanks
    22361

    From
    Behind the Redwood Curtain

    Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho

    By CONOR DOUGHERTY
    JULY 14, 2017

    BOISE, Idaho — Idaho achieved a notable distinction last year: It became one of the hardest places in America for someone to quit a job for a better one.

    The state did this by making it easier for companies to enforce noncompete agreements, which prevent employees from leaving their company for a competitor.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/b...l?ref=business
    Last edited by labrea; 16th July 2017 at 06:18 AM.

  2. #2
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    33,814
    Thanks
    36026

    From
    Nashville, TN
    Waiting for the edit

  3. #3
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    28,045
    Thanks
    22361

    From
    Behind the Redwood Curtain
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Waiting for the edit
    Workin on it.

  4. #4
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    33,814
    Thanks
    36026

    From
    Nashville, TN
    Republicans now fucking the workers in a completely new way, go figure....

  5. #5
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    28,045
    Thanks
    22361

    From
    Behind the Redwood Curtain
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Republicans now fucking the workers in a completely new way, go figure....
    We're told that capitalism is a superior economic system because it encourages competition, and yet capitalists do their best to stifle competition at every turn.

    from the article:

    For the most part, states have been moving toward making it easier for people to switch teams, but Idaho went the other direction with legislation that was friendlier to employers. The resulting law was particularly strict because it put the onus on employees to prove that they would not harm their former employers by taking the new jobs.

    Proponents note that the statute applies only to “key employees” who tend to have more responsibility and better pay. But employment lawyers say Idaho companies tie down all levels of workers, not just top executives, with tough employment contracts. And indeed, the new law has roots in a yearslong fight waged by a woman who never finished high school but built a career selling tech-training services, only to be sued when she left for a better-paying job.

    The most extreme end of the spectrum is California, which prohibits noncompete agreements entirely. Economists say this was a crucial factor behind Silicon Valley’s rise, because it made it easier for people to start and staff new businesses. But as states like Utah and Massachusetts have tried to move closer to this approach, legislators have run into mature companies trying to hold onto their best employees.
    Thanks from Friday13

  6. #6
    Veteran Member DebateDrone's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    28,360
    Thanks
    24364

    From
    SWUSA
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Republicans now fucking the workers in a completely new way, go figure....
    Collusion is inbred.

  7. #7
    Veteran Member Southern Dad's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    30,310
    Thanks
    6416

    From
    Walking the Fine Line
    What is the problem with this? Non-compete clauses are optional. If you do not want to sign them, fine... Work elsewhere. You can change to a better job, just not with a competitor for a year or whatever the term is of the clause. I know, that doesn't fit in with the Democrats viewpoint of fuck the employer in any way possible. No wonder our jobs are going offshore.

  8. #8
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    33,814
    Thanks
    36026

    From
    Nashville, TN
    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    What is the problem with this? Non-compete clauses are optional. If you do not want to sign them, fine... Work elsewhere. You can change to a better job, just not with a competitor for a year or whatever the term is of the clause. I know, that doesn't fit in with the Democrats viewpoint of fuck the employer in any way possible. No wonder our jobs are going offshore.
    The state is involved, and you are ok with that?
    Thanks from Ian Jeffrey and Friday13

  9. #9
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    28,045
    Thanks
    22361

    From
    Behind the Redwood Curtain
    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    What is the problem with this? Non-compete clauses are optional. If you do not want to sign them, fine... Work elsewhere. You can change to a better job, just not with a competitor for a year or whatever the term is of the clause. I know, that doesn't fit in with the Democrats viewpoint of fuck the employer in any way possible. No wonder our jobs are going offshore.
    First, it is obvious you didn't read the article.

    Second, it kinda shreds the conservative argument that we don't need employee protections, union, or government, because the employee is always free to go get another job.

  10. #10
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    33,814
    Thanks
    36026

    From
    Nashville, TN
    It is almost like the state is enforcing forced labor and taking away freedom of choice, and it seems SD is ok with that.....
    Thanks from labrea and Friday13

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th March 2016, 11:34 AM
  2. Shame On Idaho
    By Madeline in forum Political Controversies
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11th July 2014, 09:47 AM
  3. Replies: 83
    Last Post: 5th August 2013, 08:04 PM
  4. Is Sharia Law NEXT in Idaho?
    By Cicero in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 9th May 2011, 05:13 PM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed