Pa. High Court Says Employment Offer Letters Aren't Binding

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lower court erred when it refused to honor a noncompetition covenant that was mentioned in a company's employment agreement but wasn't mentioned in its initial offer letter, saying the offer letter wasn't an employment contract.

The state Superior Court had reversed an injunction that prevented a former Pulse Technologies Inc. employee from joining a rival medical device manufacturer, saying the offer letter explicitly limited the employment agreement to the terms contained in the letter, but the high court...
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