Analysis

Pa. High Court Points Way To Valid Employer No-Poach Deals

By Matt Fair (April 30, 2021, 9:19 PM EDT) -- While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously deemed a broad no-poach agreement between two companies void as a matter of public policy Thursday, attorneys say the justices left the door open for employers to respond with more narrowly tailored provisions designed to pass legal muster.

The justices axed a no-poach agreement between Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Inc. and Beemac Trucking LLC after finding that the provision was stronger than was needed to protect PLS' business interests and that it needlessly imperiled the job mobility of employees without their consent or knowledge.

In opting to not declare business-to-business no-poach agreements void in their entirety,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!