Quote from Beneficence
Forgive me if I sound crazy, but what is a non-compete clause? I sounds like you won't deal with any other company except them? Am I right? I have never heard of this clause
There are several versions. Most dictate the time period of a year.
- Say I take a travel position w/NYP with AM. I like NYP alot, they like me alot and want to re-sign for another contract. But I hate AM. Or Fastaff pays more and I want to work at NYP through them. I would not be able for at least 1 year to because AM has a noncompete clause.
Once you go with AM, you are supposed to stay with them at that same locale, if you work there again within a year of having left the facility. Unless the agency contract with the facility is voided/expires.
- Or say I like NYP soooo much that I want to take a permanent position. AM has a clause that for at least 1 year after I have worked for NYP through AM, if I take a permanent position, they get "credit (read money)" for the placement.
- And in some contracts, they have rules that while on assignment,you cannot work for another agency in the area/facility. This one gets broken ALOT.
Some contracts have this spelled out in the contract specifically (AM does). Others have a note in the contract, saying that you have read the agency rule book and agree to abide by its' contents. Thus many travelers sign non compete clauses, without even realizing what they have done.
Of course it occasionally backfires in the recruiter's face. Say a nameless traveler that hates AM finds out that NYP cancelled/expired their contract with AM, and will only contract with TC. Traveler negotiates with TC and is told that since NYP has voided/expired contract with AM, the noncompete clause is null & void. Lawyer friend confirms this. TC treats former AM traveler really well. And traveler's recruiter lies about the voiding/expiring of the noncompete clause, ticking traveler off. AM personally loses several really good travelers as a result of the lie.