However, if Julie signs a non-solicitation clause as part of her employment contract, it would prevent her from recruiting Amy and taking her to the new company. If Julie chooses to do so anyway, the company could take legal action against her. The company wants to protect her interests and all the time and money invested in Amy`s education. Another use of non-solicitation and non-competition clauses is the intellectual property decision. If you say that all patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets that employees create in the workplace belong to the company, it becomes easier to keep them when employees resign. Some legal cases came from the side of the former employee. In a Massachusetts case in 2012, a new employer announced on Facebook the name of a person who flies to his business and some of his customers responded. The court said that since there was no direct request to customers, the agreement was not violated. . .