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.
So far this year, there have been 65 noncompete bills pending in 25 states — excluding the two pending federal noncompete bills, D.C.’s new law to ban most noncompetes, and any proposed bills that are circulating, but have not yet been filed. Five bills have died — leaving the current tally at 59 noncompete bills still pending in 21 states. Today’s post covers the three bills pending in New York, including New York’s late-breaking proposal to ban virtually all noncompetes.
For those following noncompete and trade secrets legislative activity around the country, I just updated our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page. (This is a never-ending task with so many s...