Competing with Non-Competes

Earlier this month, Jimmy John’s was in the news and not for their sandwiches, but for their questionable business practices.  Namely, the non-compete agreements (NCA), employees sign prior to making their first Turkey Tom, is the basis of a proposed class-action lawsuit against the restaurant.  It was revealed that Jimmy John’s NCAs contained language, that would make it difficult for a current employee to go work for another deli, regardless if it were a national chain or a local establishment.  More specifically, the NCA stated:

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