Illinois, Iowa, and Kentucky each created some exemptions for nurses or other healthcare workers. If you’re keeping track, that’s four states that have already updated their laws effective this year: Colorado (twice), Illinois (twice), Iowa, and Kentucky. (And, of course, D.C. is still in the works.)
There are currently 45 state bills pending to modify noncompete law across 21 states — as well as two new federal bills, President Biden’s plan to limit the use of noncompetes, and the FTC’s consideration of regulatory limitations. Iowa has two pending bills.