New media noncompetes are destroying the careers of young journalists
Monday June 19, 2017. 05:32 PM , from BoingBoing
When Stephanie Russell-Kraft signed up to work for Law360, she naively entered into a probably unenforceable noncompete 'agreement' that asserted that by looking at court filings for interesting news stories, she'd be privy to 'critical and sensitive proprietary information' -- but she didn't really think about it until Law360 used her signature on the agreement to get her fired from her second industry job, with Reuters, costing her a generous compensation package that included overtime and health insurance.
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