Halifax Employee Agreement
Employees at the 16 papers now owned by Halifax Media Group are being asked to sign an agreement that allows the company to fire them anytime but prevents them from working for media companies for two years in any other city with a Halifax property. Those include mid-size cities in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. A tipster said employees have until tomorrow to decide whether to sign or lose their jobs. I also hear Halifax has a nepotism policy that prevents family members from working in the same newsroom. It's unclear whether existing couples will be grandfathered in or asked to comply. || Previously: Halifax emails NY Times Regional staff about jobs