Noncompetes are under attack by legislatures, federal agencies, Congress and others. But the sky is not falling. Noncompetes are not dead.
The noncompetes bill frenzy continues: 33 states with 84 noncompete bills so far, and 5 more in Congress, 11 dead, 7 passed, 2 about to.
The ramp-up to legislatively limit noncompetes continues: there have been 25 states with 74 noncompete bills so far this year, and 4 more are pending in Congress; 2 dead, 1 passed, 1 about to.
The ramp-up to legislatively limit noncompetes continues: there are currently 24 states with 65 noncompete bills so far this year, and 4 more are pending in Congress.
In case you were wondering what states have changed their noncompete laws in the past decade or so, we have created a list with links to more information about each of the changes.
Quick update: 19 states have 44 new noncompete bills, and Congress has 4. The ramp-up to legislatively limit noncompetes continues.
Quick update: 18 states have 42 new noncompete bills, and Congress has 3. The ramp-up to legislatively limit noncompetes continues.
When I started this series (a bit over two weeks ago), there were 45 noncompete bills pending in 21 states. There are now 53 bills pending in 19 states. Connecticut’s newly filed (10th - yes, 10th) bill is another proposed ban on physician noncompetes.
When I started this series (just 10 days ago), Connecticut had eight noncompete bills. It now has one new bill — another proposed change to noncompetes for homemaker-companion agencies, registries, and providers of home health services.
45 state bills to modify noncompete law are pending across 21 states. Sixteen of them propose to follow the trend of banning noncompetes for so-called “low-wage workers” (however that may be defined) and four propose total bans of employee noncompetes. In this series, we will be providing details on all 45 bills (and any new ones that are filed) — and we will be simultaneously updating our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page. Today’s installment covers the eight Connecticut bills.