The Rise of Non-Competition Clauses in Employment Contracts
New York Times – Article on the rise of non-competition clauses in employment contracts
We regularly post updates related to changes and trends in national and state non-competition laws. Steve Greenhouse of the New York Times recently wrote an article discussing an increase in the number of non-competition clauses in employment agreements (“Noncompete Clauses Increasingly Pop Up in Array of Jobs”, June 10, 2014). The article discusses that the reason for this increase in use of non-competes is that industries that have not typically relied on non-competition agreements for protection are now using them. It then further discusses the patchwork of non-competition clause treatment across the United States. It’s an interesting read and offers a well-balanced view of non-competes and how they affect employees, employers, and local economies.
For the full New York Times article please see the link below:
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