EVEN STARBUCKS HAS NON-COMPETES
Friends, I ran across this great blog this morning – http://www.smoothtransitionslawblog.com/2009/10/articles/noncompete-agreements/coffee-wars
I am interested for many reasons in Mr. Radcliff’s posting.
1. His blog has many useful and insightful posts on non-compete law across the country
2. I know the subject of the post’s daughter from Law School
3. It is one of the rare cases where getting sued was clearly a calculated risk – Dunkin knew of the non-compete and I am confident, has offered to pay Mr. Twohig’s legal fees.
4. Even companies like Starbucks who try to facilitate a corporate culture that promotes their employees, requires non-competition agreements with their executives.
Aren’t we glad the man who started Starbucks wasn’t bound by such an agreement? Where would we be 15 years later without the $5 latte?