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Florida Supremes Define Limits for Noncompete Agreements
Court rules that former employees are tethered to pre-1996 noncompete agreements despite new ownership
Laurie Cunningham -- Miami Daily Business Review -- 04-29-2003
In a unanimous pro-business decision, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that corporations that acquire other companies may enforce noncompete agreements reached under the previous management. Employment law experts said the decision, limited to noncompete agreements executed before 1996, reassures Florida businesses that employees who accompany mergers are more likely to stay.