A 'Truly Obnoxious' Fla. Law May Be Unenforceable In NY

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 2:10 PM EST) -- A common practice by companies employing individuals in multiple jurisdictions is to compare the relevant states’ restrictive covenant laws and then select the state whose laws are most employer-friendly in a choice-of-law provision. Similarly, multijurisdictional employers sometimes select the laws of their home states for employment contracts, at least in part, for the sake of consistency and uniformity.

But a recent New York case (Brown & Brown Inc. v. Johnson, [4th Dept 2014]), may make these practices inadvisable, at least for employers doing business in New...
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