A musician whose band had the good fortune to open for Chuck Berry decades ago remembers the guitar great befriending him between the opening band's set and Berry's performance. Upon discovering the opening act had not been paid before the show, Berry marched with the musician to the promoter's office and insisted the opening act get paid in cash immediately or he would not go on. Always get paid before you play, Berry advised.
Many business owners and employees have presumed that noncompete clauses affect only senior executives. However, noncompete clauses are now affecting employees at many levels, which is why it is important for both business owners and employees to learn about them.