NJ Bill Targets Noncompete Restrictions On Unemployed

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT) -- New Jersey businesses wouldn't be able to enforce noncompete agreements with staffers who can claim unemployment compensation under legislation that state lawmakers introduced Thursday.

The bill, A3970, would invalidate any contract or agreement “not to compete, not to disclose or not to solicit” between an individual and his or her most recent employer when that individual qualifies for state unemployment benefits. The changes wouldn't apply to contracts in effect on or before the enactment of the bill, which has been referred to the Assembly Labor Committee....
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