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One-Year Scholarship Rule Antitrust Batt...

Last Monday, Joseph Agnew, a former Rice University football player, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco based on the NCAA’s one-year scholarship rule.  The rule restricts a school from giving an athletic scholarship to a student-athlete for more than one-year at a time. Agnew was affected by the rule, because his scholarship was not renewed for his senior season at Rice.  In 1973, the NCAA eliminated four and five year scholarships for its student-athletes. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department...
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Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Pixar, Intu...

A no-poach agreement is just slightly different than a non-compete agreement.  A majority of states permit employers to place non-compete clauses in employer contracts and even have standalone non-compete agreements with employees that are separate from the employment contracts that are executed.  California is known as being one of the few states that rarely permits a non-compete clause or contract to exist between employer and employee.  It just so happens that a lot of tech companies are based in the state. Even outside of California, companies have to be careful...