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Are No-Hire Provisions Now Void and Unenforceable Under Pennsylvania Law?

Authors: A. Christopher Young and Robyn R. English-Mezzino

1/28/2019

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Are No-Hire Provisions Now Void and Unenforceable Under Pennsylvania Law?

Q. Can two business entities agree not to hire each other’s employees?

A. On January 11, an en banc panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s decision declaring that a no-hire provision in a commercial contract between two businesses was void and unenforceable under Pennsylvania law. Over the past 18 months, no-poach and no-hire provisions have received nationwide attention for their effects on employees’ wages and mobility.

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