non-competition agreements

Background on the FTC’s Noncompete Ban

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 to ban virtually all noncompete agreements on the basis that such agreements constitute

Continue Reading Challengers Take on FTC’s Nationwide Ban on Noncompete Agreements

On April 25, 2024, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed into law new legislation banning noncompete and conflict of interest clauses for certain veterinary and health care professionals in Maryland. 

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Continue Reading Maryland Restricts Noncompete Clauses for Veterinary and Health Care Professionals

In 1872, California bucked the common law and the views of many other states by declaring noncompete agreements unenforceable except in narrow and limited circumstances. The crackdown has continued ever

Continue Reading AB 1076 and Noncompete Agreements: California’s Crackdown Continues

In New York state, both houses of the Legislature have passed S.3100A/A.1278-B, which would add a new section 191-d to the Labor Law prohibiting “non-compete agreements and certain restrictive covenants.”

Continue Reading NY Legislature Passes Legislation Banning Employer Use of Noncompete Agreements; NYC, FTC Actions Pending; NLRB General Counsel Memorandum

On May 30, 2023, the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) took a step toward the federal regulation of employee noncompetition agreements. The GC published a

Continue Reading NLRB Signals Challenge to Noncompete Agreements for Non-Supervisory Workers

In June 2022, the Colorado legislature passed and Gov. Polis signed into law House Bill 22-1317 amending CRS 8-2-113, “Unlawful to intimidate worker – agreement not to compete – prohibition

Continue Reading A Warning for Companies with Colorado Employees Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Covenants and Non-Competition Agreements

On Jan. 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a significant step towards banning noncompete agreements between companies and workers. The FTC proposed a broad rule that would effectively

Continue Reading Federal Trade Commission Seeks Industry Comment On Proposed Noncompete Ban

On the other side of the pandemic, after record numbers of employee resignations, protecting trade secrets is both challenging and being challenged. This article discusses protecting trade secrets and confidential
Continue Reading Staunch Competition – Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants