Kansas City Talker Hartzell Celebrates 'Non-Compete' FAIL

Behind the scenes of the local media game . . . This is a big deal.

For most of the modern era, non-compete clauses in local contracts are the poison pill that keeps local media personalities bound to big media companies. Now that practic has been struck down.

Your local TV journalist, talk show host or DJ is quietly celebrating but we found the news by way of an activist talker/presenter who noted the decision with this bit of jubilation . . .

"Guess who is now a free agent? THIS GUY! (me)"

Credit where it's due . . . The term "free agent" regarding employment status is the best euphemism I've heard today and there's no denying the guy is far more clever than most and would be a great addition to any local media team.

Best of luck to him. 

In the meantime, we lament so many other local careers that have been damaged by this practice over the years.  

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

FTC votes to ban non-compete agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 Tuesday to ban non-compete agreements that prevent tens of millions of employees from working for competitors or starting a competing business after they leave a job. From fast food workers to CEOs, the FTC estimates 18 percent of the U.S.