Non-compete clause query

Subject: Non-compete clause query
From: "Michael A. Lewis" <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 18:07:47 +1000

Obviously I can't speak from the point of view of US legislation, but in
Australia that kind of clause is generally regarded as an illegal
restraint of trade. It's more common to see agencies stipulating that
any direct work for a client within 6 months of end of contract will
attract the same agency commission as the original contract. However,
this all presupposes one thing: here, a contracting AGENCY doesn't
employ the people it farms out to clients. Companies (like mine) that do
employ the hired guns are generally referred to as consulting companies
rather than contracting agencies.
Michael Lewis
Brandle Pty Limited
PO Box 1249
Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012

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