Now that you know all about noncompetes, let's talk about it's "sister"-- a Non-Solicitation clause.
A non-solicitation clause restricts individuals from soliciting (trying to take) a) other employees, b) customers, or c) business opportunities from another company or organization for a period of time after they leave the company.
For example, an non-solicitation might restrict a person from leaving a company, starting their own business, and trying to get other "friends" from their old company to come work for them in their new venture. It may also restrict a person from trying to leverage their old vendors or relationships for their new job.
The enforceability of these clauses varies from state to state, so make sure you've got an attorney reviewing them before you move on to a new job!
Did you miss the "What's a noncompete?" article mentioned in this post? Check it out here!