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Magnet pulls a person out of row blocks. Choosing best candidate for hiring. Competition for a working high position of a manager. Poaching participants from other company team. Luring concept Credit: Adobe Stock

Closing the door on a tactic that some Pennsylvania companies sought to use to reduce competition in the workforce, the state Supreme Court has ruled that an agreement between trucking companies not to poach employees was unenforceable and goes against public policy.

The state Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Thursday in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems v. Beemac Trucking, which had presented the court with a first-impression issue of whether no-hire provisions, also called no-poaching agreements, should be enforceable in the state.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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