Since the supreme court’s unanimous decision in Solari v. Malady (1970), New Jersey courts have held that an agreement governing an employee’s post-termination activities “will be given effect if it is reasonable under all the circumstances of his particular case,” i.e. if it “simply protects the legitimate interests of the employer, imposes no undue hardship on the employee and is not injurious to the public.”

We think that rule has worked out quite well, but the Legislature is now considering many changes favoring  greater employee mobility through A-1769, which has cleared the Assembly Labor Committee and a second reading,

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