Intellectual information is a valuable commodity in today's marketplace. Employers are becoming more and more exposed to proprietary processes and information that is essential to the success of a company but could also be detrimental to the company's position in the marketplace if used by a competitor. To avoid having former employees take advantage of the things they learned while in your employ, you need to have an airtight non-compete clause in place for each individual on your payroll.
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