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4 Noncompete Developments From 2018's First Half

By Braden Campbell (June 20, 2018, 8:05 PM EDT) -- In the first half of 2018, judges have continued to rip up broad noncompete agreements, while the Trump administration has kept in place an Obama-era policy aiming to punish businesses that agree not to hire each other's workers. Here, Law360 looks at four recent developments in restrictive covenant law that attorneys should have on their radar.

A 'Janitor Rule' Ruling

Though it's ultimately up to a judge whether a given noncompete agreement is valid, employee mobility attorneys often use a rule of thumb to identify clearly illegal contract applications, according to Epstein Becker Green board member Peter Steinmeyer.

The rule, he...

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