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Newscaster Tripped Up by Non-Compete

June 11, 2013

Just read an interesting article on the troubles of a news broadcaster in St. Louis, Missouri, Larry Conners.  It appears Mr. Conners made some derogatory remarks about the Internal Revenue Service on his Facebook page which his employer, KMOV and parent company Belo Corp., found unacceptable.  As a result, Conners was fired from his job.

Mr. Conners must have planned to move on to another television news show in the St. Louis area when his ex-employer reminded him of the non-compete contract he signed when he began employment with KMOV.  The non-compete contract prevents Conners from working in broadcasting in the St. Louis area for a period of one year.  Conners complained the non-compete would prevent him from providing for his family in his chosen line of work.

Conners asked, “Why would any human being want to keep someone from earning a living to support his or her family?”

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