However, in California, competition prohibitions are struck down for public policy purposes, pursuant to Section 16600 of the Business and Professional Code. This code essentially states that a contract that limits a person`s ability to work is cancelled and invalidated in the state of California. A teachers` agreement is beneficial for everyone. Whether the duration of the contract is valid for one season or an entire year, it gives you and your teachers stability. To protect themselves, many studio owners use a non-compete clause in their employees` contracts, which states that the worker promises not to practice a similar profession or to act in direct competition with you, the employer. It doesn`t sound silly, does it? Think again. You have to pay high legal fees to sue a former trainer for non-competition and it may not even be worth it: we know that competition bans are difficult to obtain in court. Tuning is an important part of growing your dance studio. Finding great teachers will set you apart from others and help you attract new students. That`s why it`s important to get on the right foot with your new dance teachers. A dance teacher contract can help you establish a positive working relationship from the beginning. Here`s what it should contain.
Confidentiality agreements and NDAs are available to gym owners to protect private and financial information, school curricula, materials, policies and procedures. This protection is available in certain circumstances. To obtain it, the protected information must be unique to the studio itself and developed in-house. The studio owner must also have made reasonable efforts to keep secret the information they have designed and the information must provide the studio with measurable monetary value. Therefore, concepts that are not covered by a confidentiality agreement include common words and vocabularies (e.g. pole, choreography, dance, spin, etc.) known movement styles and class names used in the fitness world. In addition, Sampson-Dalena does not see its talented young teachers as a threat, but as a chance to expand their own teaching style and grow their businesses through creative partnerships. It will indeed attract the attention of some students who have become teachers to create their own studios at some point (at a good distance from their main studio, of course, „so that he does not get too far away from me“). „When I see someone ambitious, who has the type of personality that would be good for a studio owner, I tell them about partnerships and expanding a site away from the main studio.“ In this article, I`ll start by talking a bit about what a non-compete clause is and explaining a little bit about the cultural context as to why the competition bans in the state of California are not valid.
I`ll also talk about the legal restrictions on non-compete clauses in the state of California for studio owners and fitness professionals, and I`ll give examples of clauses that could be used by studio owners to hire documents that protect a limited amount of proprietary information when hiring trainers. Put it in your contract to make sure your teachers don`t divulge important, private details about your studio, as well as the private information of your students (and their parents). If this is the case with your studio, it`s a good idea to emphasize the importance of teachers keeping these licenses and staying in a good reputation. Most dance studio owners talk about the right to terminate a teacher at any time for various reasons.. . .