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DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. v. Waxman

Under common law, non-compete clauses and agreements were generally rendered void and unenforceable as contrary to public policy and as unlawful restraints on trade.  However, over the past several decades, the Florida Legislature has begun to loosen the reins on employers in allowing non-compete agreements to stand.  Although earlier state laws greatly restricted the use of non-compete agreements, Section 542.335 of the Florida Statutes was drafted with a specific legislative purpose in mind. It allows employers to use non-compete clauses to prevent employees from the following:

  • Obtaining sensitive trade and business secrets
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