New York AG Schneiderman looking into Jimmy John's Noncompete Agreements for Low Wage Workers

[–]tiabrotag [+5] 2 points 18 hours ago  What fast food employee signs an employment contract? This is not just one clause in a larger agreement; they are signing only a noncompete agreement. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]sprgrss [-7] -3 points 17 hours ago  Every fast food employee signs an employment contract. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]tiabrotag [+5] 1 point 13 hours ago  Are you an attorney? God I hope not. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]sprgrss [-7] -2 points 12 hours ago  Being a licensed attorney is what makes me realize this is a mountain made from a mole hill. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]tiabrotag [+5] 2 points 12 hours ago  And again, just so I'm clear, you think that a company with significantly greater bargaining power than its employees systematically forcing them to sign agreements that the company knows are illegal is not problematic? permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]sprgrss [-7] -2 points 12 hours ago  Because it is unenforceable. If it were enforceable, I would have a problem. Since it is unenforceable, I don't care. It's meaningless permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]tiabrotag [+5] 3 points 12 hours ago  How fucking dense can you be. Do you think that the average JJ employee making $8 an hour knows that the agreements are not enforceable? JJ certainly does and is using that knowledge to take advantage of people that don't know any better. There are probably many employees who haven't sought another similar job because they fear what would happen if they did. The AG is stepping in to stop JJ from using its power to effectively enforce illegal agreements. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply [–]SlashdotExPat [-1] 1 point 8 hours ago  Of course you are correct. Jesus, I remember when r/law had intelligent people in it, not the stereotypical, opinionated Reddit m0rons. If the guy you're talking to is actually an attorney (which I highly doubt) he's a terrible one. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply continue this thread [–]sprgrss [-7] 0 points 12 hours ago  Do you think the actual JJ employee actually reads the employment contract? Do you think the average JJ employee gives a shit? Do you honestly think JJ tries to enforce said provision? The whining about this far exceeds any actual or potential harm caused by including this unenforceable provision. permalinksaveparentreportgive goldreply Dude, wat? I fear for your clients if you actually are licensed. But, if I had to guess, you're a INAL kind-of-guy.

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