Don’t allow your ex-employees to walk off with your clients. Always have a non solicitation agreement in place.
Now days, people change jobs frequently. And, when they start and end a job with one company, they are typically subject to all sorts of contractual obligations, including non-disparagement, and non-solicitation of customers and other employees.
What can/should a person post on his/her LinkedIn page, Facebook status, and Twitter feed about leaving one company to join another? What would be considered “solicitation,” and thus, a violation of a contractual provision? How can employers protect against a departing employee from soliciting other employees (and customers) from departing as well. In my May 2013 post regarding Social Media in the Workplace for Windmill Networking (Now MaximizeSocialBusiness.com), I provide 6 tips for employers and employees in dealing with social media and non-solicitation agreements. The article is creatively titled: “Social Media In the Workplace: 6 Tips Regarding Non Solicitation Agreements“.