Win On Pa. Noncompetes Wouldn't Give Employers Free Rein

Law360, Philadelphia (May 4, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT) -- While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could decide, in a case being argued Wednesday, to empower employers to impose noncompete agreements on existing workers without providing anything in return, experts cautioned that overusing such arrangements to restrict employee mobility could land employers back in court.

The high court will consider a bid by Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA Inc., a basement waterproofing services company, to resurrect the noncompete agreement it included in an employment contract with former employee David Socko, which the Superior Court concluded was unenforceable in 2014, in what it called a case of first impression.

The case pits two competing...

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