The chart – which was the first of its kind and has been updated regularly since 2010 – is now fully up to date through February 11, 2023.
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 we originally prepared on August 14, 2016, is likewise updated as laws have changed).
Additional firm resources:
We know how hard it is to keep up with the ever-changing requirements around the country. To help, in addition to our 50-State Noncompete Chart and 50-state and federal survey chart of trade secret laws described above, we have created the following resources (available for free):
- Chart of Noncompete “Low Wage” Thresholds and Criteria (downloadable PDF);
- Notice requirements summary chart, providing details for each of the 8 states (plus D.C.) that has notice requirements related to noncompetes (downloadable PDF);
- “Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws” (dedicated blog page) now provides a current detailed summary of the changing landscape of trade secret laws and noncompete laws around the country, state by state and at the federal level; and
- Trade secret and other legitimate business interest protection plan strategy and checklist.
We hope you find all of these resources useful.
And please note that we are grateful for all of the input we’ve received over the years, and welcome any suggestions for improvements that you may be willing to share.
*Correction: The Indiana bill I thought had progressed to conclusion (with a July 1, 2023 effective date), has not – it only progressed through the state senate. (It has been removed from the chart initially posted.)
*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 to John Ella for identifying a truly obscure exception under Minnesota law!