On August 6, 2008, New York Governor David A. Paterson signed Bill S02393, dubbed the “Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work Act” into law. The act, amends the New York Labor Law so as to prohibit non-compete agreements in the broadcasting industry.  The enactment is effective immediately, and is codified as section 202-k of the Labor Law

Specifically, the newly minted Section

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The District Court for the Southern District of New York recently demonstrated the importance of including nonsolicitation language in employment agreements, in addition to noncompetition language, where employers seek to protect their customer base from departing employees. In Silipos, the court, despite finding that the noncompetition covenant in the subject agreement was not enforceable, nevertheless found that the nonsolicitation covenant

Continue Reading The Importance of Including Non-Solicitation Clauses in Tandem With Non-Competes: Silipos, Inc. v. Bickel, 2006 WL 2265055 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)