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Visit Casper will require new hires to sign non-solicitation agreements

CASPER, Wyo. — Visit Casper will require all new hires to sign non-solicitation agreements. The Natrona County Travel & Tourism Council approved the requirement during their Tuesday, May 28 meeting.

The requirement grows out of a changing relationship between Visit Casper and the Casper Sports Alliance. CSA Director John Giantonio requested on March 1 that the CSA be made independent of Visit Casper in order to focus on the Cowboy State Games.

“As we were navigating through the CSA landscape, it was requested that we draft and consider a non-solicit agreement for new employees,” Visit Casper CEO Brook Kaufman wrote in her May CEO report.

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A draft of the non-solicitation agreement was included in the Council’s May work packet. It includes clauses preventing employees from soliciting both Visit Casper employees and partners.

The agreement states that employees have access to information about Visit Casper partners. It would prevent employees from using that information to seek out partnerships with these organizations for purposes independent of Visit Casper.

“Employee understands and acknowledges that the loss of any such partner relationship or goodwill will cause significant and irreparable harm to the Employer,” the agreement reads.

Council member Kevin Hawley said that he’d support requiring the non-disclosure agreements since they are not non-compete agreements.

A question came up as to whether the agreement would prevent people who’ve signed the agreement from forming relationships with Visit Casper partners if the partners seek out those individuals themselves.

“I don’t think we could stop that,” Kaufman said.

During the meeting, the Council also approved the transfer of $103,106 from the Casper Sports Alliance bank account into the Visit Casper account. That amount refers to 2017-2018 grant funding that was awarded to the CSA.

The transfer would leave $47,136 remaining in the CSA bank account.

Kaufman said that the transfer would streamline the way in which Visit Casper organizes sports-related events such as an up-coming 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament.