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Florida Law Voiding Noncompete Contracts Between Doctors and Their Employers Clears Legal Hurdle

Hospitals operating in Florida need to be aware of a new Florida law that voids noncompete agreements between doctors and their employers. Specifically, Section 542.336 of the Florida statutes voids noncompete agreements between physicians and specialty physician groups where the group employs all the specialty physicians in a given Florida county. An oncology service provider had sued in federal court, arguing the law amounted to special interest legislation and did not serve a legitimate public purpose, as required by the U.S. Constitution's Contracts Clause. More ›

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