Three and half months into 2021, and there have been 59 bills pending in 23 states (not counting 2 federal bills, a new DC law, or any proposed bills that are circulating, but have not yet been filed). Four bills have already died — each in a state that had only one pending bill — leaving the current tally at 55 bills pending in 19 states. Today’s post covers the two bills pending in Louisiana.
Effective August 1, 2020, Louisiana again strengthened its noncompete law. Although there has already been some commentary on the new law, this post delves a little deeper and looks at the statutory framework and some legislative history (following broad changes in 1989) to gain a better understanding of the significance of the otherwise seemingly insignificant change.