50 State Noncompete Chart Updated (July 10, 2022)

50-state noncompete chart updated.

Given the recent changes to Colorado noncompete law (which will take take effect on August 10, 2022), the legislative developments in Illinois, Iowa, and Kentucky, and the Wyoming Supreme Court’s decision in Hassler v. Circle C Resources (changing the approach to overly broad noncompetes from reformation to red pencil), I have again updated my 50-State Noncompete Chart.

With these changes and others (in Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia to clarify and tweak the descriptions and update the wage thresholds, as well as to add information about lawyer rules and New York’s broadcast industry exemptions (thank you Kevin Johnson and Vicki Cundiff)), the chart is now current through July 10, 2022.

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).

Firm resources: 

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. In addition, our state-by-state notice requirements cheatsheet and our state-by-state “low-wage” thresholds chart are both always available here. 


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