‘Job contracts that stop you from working for competition can’t always be enforced’

Ashraf Engineer

July 27, 2022

No-poaching agreements and clauses that forbid employees from moving to competitors are common. They can artificially depress salaries and suck away competition from the talent market, enabling corporations to get richer at their employees’ expense. Are such clauses legal or ethical? How do they affect salaried employees? Leading corporate lawyer Shahezad Kazi speaks to All Indians Matter.