- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A legal news site has agreed to stop requiring reporters and other employees to sign non-compete agreements under a deal reached with New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

In the legal settlement announced by Schneiderman’s office on Wednesday, Law360 also agrees to notify current and former employees that the non-compete agreements they signed are no longer in effect. Certain senior employees are not covered by the settlement.

Schneiderman’s office says the New York City-based company required reporters, editors, researchers and entry-level news assistants to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of employment.

Non-compete agreements are typically not permitted in the state, except in limited cases covering trade secrets or workers with specialized skills.

Law360 confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday.


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