Advocacy Exchange: How to Defend Low-Wage Workers Against Noncompete Agreements


Shriver Center logoThe Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the February episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled How to Defend Low-Wage Workers Against Noncompete Agreements, on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.

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 the February 2018 episode of the Advocacy Exchange, to hear Carol Brooke, a senior staff attorney with the Workers’ Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center, talk about legal strategies for defeating noncompete agreements for low-wage workers.

For more information, be sure to read her new Clearinghouse article, Maintaining Options for Low-Income Workers: How to Defend Clients Against Noncompete Agreements, available from the Clearinghouse Community.

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