Noncompetes are under attack by legislatures, federal agencies, Congress and others. But the sky is not falling. Noncompetes are not dead.
Our 50-state (plus D.C.) noncompete law chart has been updated to reflect various state law changes, and is available here.
Iowa passes modification an amendment to last-year’s noncompete law, and Nevada rejects a ban on physician noncompetes.
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.
Our 50-state (plus DC) chart of noncompete laws has been updated for Kentucky (healthcare exemptions), Maryland (low-wage), and Minnesota (total noncompete ban), and is available here.
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.
Our 50-state (plus DC) chart of noncompete laws has been updated and is available here.
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.
Quick update: 13 states have 25 new noncompete bills. Two states propose total bans and four propose low-wage thresholds.
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.