The Trial Lawyer Fall 2017 - Page 82

A New Era Of Indentured Servitude Has Arrived In America By Thom Hartmann Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again has the power to tell big business how to treat them. Idaho, for example, recently passed a law that recognizes and rigorously enforces non-compete agreements in employment contracts, which means that if you want to move to a different, more highly paid, or better job, you can instead get wiped out financially by lawsuits and legal costs. In a way, conservative/corporatists are just completing the circle back to the founding of this country. 80 x The Trial Lawyer