50 State Noncompete Chart Updated (November 26, 2020)

Updated December 18, 2020 (minor revisions)

The updates to my book, Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (5th ed. 2015), are now complete! It should be published in January.

As part of that process, my paralegal (Erika Hahn) and I reviewed quite a number of recent noncompete decisions and laws from around the country. Based on that review, we decided that there were a few state summaries worth tweaking in our 50 State Noncompete Chart, primarily to address some nuances. That has now been done, and the updated chart is now available. (I also used the opportunity to format the chart slightly differently to make it easier to review.)

Though a stand-alone resource, the noncompete chart works as a companion to our 50 state and federal survey chart of trade secret laws, which I originally prepared on August 14, 2016, and have updated as laws have changed.

Thank you to Erika Hahn for her help with this process.

Please note that the most current version of both the 50 State Noncompete Chart and 50 state and federal survey chart of trade secret laws can always be found on my firm’s resources page.  

Have a nice Thanksgiving!