What Amazon employees and print journalists have in common – egregious non-compete agreements – Business Litigation Podcast

Good morning from Virginia – where non-competes flourish to the detriment to employees, competition and capitalism. (Fun statement to type, one I believe but is rather controversial). 

If you would like to spend a few minutes hearing my comments on non-competes in Virginia, and the likelihood of change soon – enjoy the above 11 min soliloquy. Hit the download here button. 

Are you a journalist with a non-compete. You are not alone. Read more here: https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/non-compete-agreement-journalism.php 

Amazon employee with a non-compete? Watch out, you may be the scape goat for future litigation. Read more here: https://www.geekwire.com/2017/business-personal-amazon-web-services-decides-enforce-non-compete-contracts/

Worried you may be a target of litigation after your next job transition? Me too. Read more here and please notice the painful analogy between flies and non-compete agreements: http://virginianoncompete.com/2010/03/29/the-life-cycle-of-a-non-compete/

Advice: Don’t sign one. 

If you must – ban together with other employees to make them more palatable. 

If you can’t – move to California where they are void and get a job there. 





Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.