Restrictive covenants: Court cuts employers some slack on severance rules

The Supreme Court has adopted a more liberal approach to severing words from a non-compete clause to make it enforceable, reports Claire Darbourne ‘In some cases, it may be possible for courts to sever unlawful words or provisions from the rest of a restrictive covenant to create an enforceable restriction (the ‘blue pencil’ test).’ On …
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