NYT: 'Quit your job for a better one? Not if you live in Idaho'

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The New York Times over the weekend featured a controversial 2016 Idaho law that makes it easier for employers to sue former employees over non-compete contracts; when it passed, opponents said it would make it difficult for employees to leave a job to start their own business or join another firm, and could hurt business expansion in Idaho. Here’s how the Times framed it: “Quit your job for a better one? Not if you live in Idaho.” That was the headline. Here’s the opening of the story: “Idaho achieved a notable distinction last year: It became one of the hardest places in America for someone to quit a job for a better one. The state did this by making it easier for companies to enforce non-compete agreements, which prevent employees from leaving...

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