"I Hereby Resign"
Steven L. Manchel
A concise, practical guide to problem-free job transitions for employees, recruiters, and business leaders: “Incredibly user-friendly.” —James B. Adelman, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Commonwealth Financial Network The fundamental purpose of this book is to provide a useful how-to guide for people who are deciding whether to leave their current employer and join a direct competitor, and for companies involved in the hiring and recruiting process. Many employees are subject to so-called Non-Competition Agreements and, consequently, already understand that there are significant risks, legal and business, when transitioning jobs. However, what most do not appreciate is that there are a host of laws and protocols, having nothing to do with whether an employment contract exists, that govern the way one may properly prepare to leave and the manner in which the hiring company can bring the new hire on board. Every year millions voluntarily leave their companies to join a direct competitor and millions more explore the possibility. All such undertakings, even if the ultimate decision is not to leave, bring legal and litigation and business risks—risks that can result in large damage awards, injunction orders, and general corporate disruption and turmoil. This book by an experienced attorney offers important guidance and practical tips on avoiding and minimizing those risks. “This book should find its way to the desk of anyone who is contemplating a transition to a competing firm, now or in the future. It is also a ‘must-read’ for all organizations involved in lateral hiring, as it explains the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of talent acquisition.” —Boris Groysberg, Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School