Friday, June 9, 2017

"Noncompete Agreements Hobble Junior Employees"

Mr. Schneiderman’s office also has been investigating the sandwich chain Jimmy John’s use of agreements that bar its workers from taking jobs at any other sandwich shops near one of its location for two years, according to documents related to the probe that were reviewed by the Journal.

Gerald Maatman Jr. , a lawyer for Jimmy John’s, said he couldn’t comment because the investigation was ongoing.

Several Jimmy John’s workers have sued the company over the agreements, but last year a federal judge ruled they lacked standing to bring a case because the company wasn’t planning to enforce the agreements.