Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Non-compete agreements for Amazon employees


Amazon implements job contracts providing non-compete agreements. That means, after termination or quitting the company, employee is prohibited to work for competitor or to create a competing business.

Are these contracts legal? Unfortunately, often yes.
Are they fair? Of course not.
Such contracts could be justified for other companies.
However, in case of Amazon this practice supports monopoly.
Amazon is already subject of anti-monopoly agency FTC attention.

If Amazon would not have monopoly power, it would not be able to commit outrageous experiments with employees' lives. Thus, the monopoly should be restricted. This is another reason to update our demand to change Amazon policies. Amazon should abandon non-compete employment contracts.

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