Wed, 10/05/2011 - 4:55pm
The MIT homepage today features research by MIT entrepreneurship professor Matt Marx, whose findings about non-compete agreements serve as a warning to tech employees.
A survey of over 1,000 engineers reveals that non-compete agreements can be a detriment to employees' careers, and that companies are not always forthcoming about whether an employee will be required to sign a non-compete agreement.
This finding is detailed in a new paper by Marx in October's edition of the American Sociological Review. Marx is doing additional research on non-compete agreements, according to the MIT News Office, such as whether states that disallow non-compete agreements gain an advantage in ease of attacting tech workers to their states.