50 State Noncompete Chart Updated (August 17, 2022 – Minor Adjustments)

50-state noncompete chart updated

This update to our 50-State Noncompete Chart reflects the following:

  • We modified the entry for Maine to clarify that notification that a noncompete will be required must be provided before the time of the offer.
  • We added the statutory reference for the noncompete law in Virginia.
  • We also corrected a nonsubstantive typo in the entry for Illinois.

The chart is now fully up to date through August 17, 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 available here. 


*Thank you to Erika Hahn for her ongoing help ensuring that I am on top of the many recent developments around the country. And thank you Hannah Joseph for noting the issues addressed above.