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Harry's Gang: Use of noncompete clauses falls under state scrutiny


December 13, 2019

You probably know about noncompete clauses from sports and broadcast performers.

For example, after Kerry Rodd left KDAL radio in Duluth, (the “formerly great radio station,” as it is sometimes called), he was prohibited from going on the air at WKLK for a year because he had a noncompete clause in his KDAL contract: as a condition of his job at KDAL, he had to agree he wouldn’t work at any other local station for a year after his employment ended.

You can see why some employers would want to protect their investment in employees from the competition. In radio, for example, a statio...

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