How to Defend Low-Wage Workers Against Noncompete Agreements
with Carol Brooke
Employers have long required white-collar and professional employees to sign noncompete agreements, which limit the employee’s ability to take a similar job within a specified geographic area or time frame. But now those agreements have made their way to low-wage workers, who have fewer skills to be able to find work in a different industry and few resources to find a job further away. And their jobs often don’t involve the kind of specialized workplace knowledge that these agreements were meant to protect. Can anything be done to defend low-wage clients against these agreements?
Join our February episode of the Advocacy Exchange, our monthly conversation with advocates advancing change. We’ll talk with Carol Brooke, a senior staff attorney with the Workers’ Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center, about legal strategies for defeating noncompete agreements for low-wage workers.
For more, be sure to read her forthcoming Clearinghouse article, "Maintaining Options for Low-Income Workers: How to Defend Clients Against Noncompete Agreements," available on the Clearinghouse Community in early February.
Thursday, February 15
1:00 to 1:30 PM Eastern /10:00 to 10:30 AM Pacific