Are Non-Compete Agreements Making Michigan Less Competitive?

Non-compete agreements are holding back Michigan’s new economy, if you ask David Blanchard.

Because the law governing non-compete agreements in Michigan favors the employers, it is easy for companies to abuse such contracts, limiting the employment options of former employees who have displeased them.

“People don’t think about all the implications at the beginning. That’s the real unfairness,” Blanchard says. “A lot of people sign it thinking if they are fired then they are released. That’s usually not the case with most of the contracts I have seen.”   Read More

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