The Interplay of Restrictive Covenants, Preliminary Injunctions and Arbitration

, New York Law Journal


Andrew Zwerling, a partner-director at Garfunkel Wild, writes: A restrictive covenant is a provision in an employee's contract with his or her employer that specifies a limitation—of a specified time, scope and geographic area—on the ability of the employee to work in the same occupation or profession upon termination of employment. Depending upon their reasonableness and compliance with specified legal standards, restrictive covenants are enforceable in New York.

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