Through its decision in Brown & Brown Inc. v. Johnson, 25 N.Y.3d 364 (2015), the New York Court of Appeals had a clear message for employers who attempt to bind employees to overly broad restrictive covenants as a matter of course: Think twice because courts won’t necessarily recraft the provisions to render them enforceable on your behalf. Now the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is really hammering the point home after the same case found its way back before it.

The situation is a familiar…






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