If the employee understands that by leaving without notice and trying to take away your customers they will end up in court because of the agreement they signed, it may deter the process of a quick walk out with your clients in tow.
Ideally the best thing you can do is make an agreement the best suits both parties, if you can discuss and put verbiage in the agreement that best suits you and your new hire. This verbiage must state that if and when either party should part ways they have an understanding of what actions need to take place that will not hurt either allowing them to go separate ways and get on with their lives.
Keep in mind the star stylists with a good following will still leave the salon despite any agreement they have signed. The attempt of instilling fear initially may have worked by having them sign an agreement, but in the end it’s all about the money and if they can make more somewhere else or open their own salon when the time comes they will.
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