LinkedIn contact is challenged under noncompete agreement

06/1/2010 | Human Resource Executive

TEKsystems sued a former employee under a noncompete agreement for sending LinkedIn messages to her connections that also included former co-workers. The company says the employee's noncompete agreement forbids her from contacting former co-workers. "This will be one of the first cases to create precedent regarding social networking and noncompete agreements," says Megan Backer, an employment lawyer.

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