With apologies to Alex Trebek, it’s time for a game of legal Jeopardy.
First, the answer: "As a result of a new Connecticut law (effective October 1, 2007), employees in this arcane type of job classification can now bring suit if their employer requires them to sign a certain type of non-compete agreement."
Are you confused yet? If so, let’s back up.
33-9032 Security Guards — Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of
Far from an eloquent description, since many employers are not even aware that the DOL uses these types of classification.
So, how will this be interpreted? We’re unlikely to find out given the narrow nature of the law. For employers of security guards, however, one answer is simple: Do not use broad non-compete agreements to prevent employees from working for new employers at the same location.
And stay tuned for a sequel; the DOL website posts this informational note: "The 2000 SOC Manual is currently under revision.