Utah Noncompete Reform Update

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On March 8, as expected, the Utah Senate took up the noncompete bill. However, rather than approve a ban on employee noncompetes (as approved by the House), the Utah Senate approved a bill that would limit the maximum duration of an employee noncompete to one year and, for employers with 20 or more employees, impose legal fees and damages on an employer who sought to enforce an unenforceable noncompete.

The legislature adjourns tomorrow, March 10 (at midnight), leaving little time for resolution of the hotly-contested bill.