50 State Noncompete Chart Updated (June 7, 2021)

Given the recent changes to Illinois noncompete law (which will take took effect on January 2, 2022) and to Nevada noncompete law (which will take effect on October 1, 2021), I have again updated my 50 State Noncompete Chart.

With these changes, the chart is now current through June 7, 2021.

There are, however, 53 noncompete bills still pending in 18 states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia — plus a bill to amend the recently enacted DC law.

Given the number and frequency of the changes, we have created a new color-coded map (above) reflecting the on-going updates.

Though a stand-alone resource, the noncompete chart (which was the first of its kind and has been updated regularly since 2010) works as a companion to our 50 state and federal survey chart of trade secret laws (which I originally prepared on August 14, 2016, is likewise updated as laws have changed).

Thank you to Erika Hahn for her on-going help ensuring that I am on top of the many recent developments around the country.

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.