Death Of The Noncompete For NY Broadcasters?

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- For years, broadcast industry employees such as news anchors and radio disc jockeys saw their opportunities in the job market severely limited because their employment agreements contained noncompete clauses.

Upon the expiration or termination of the individual’s employment contract, a noncompete clause within that contract prevented employees from working for their former employer’s competitors or within their former employee’s market for a specified period of time.

Courts regularly enforced these noncompete clauses if their restrictions were reasonable in scope, duration and geographic range.

In August 2008,...
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