If signed by President Biden as expected, the Speak Out Act will make nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and nondisparagement contract clauses relating to disputes involving sexual assault and sexual harassment unenforceable by the courts if they were signed before a dispute arose.
The District of Columbia will implement its restrictions against the use of noncompete agreements beginning October 1, following delays to allow for amendments to be enacted.
A new law bars employers from requiring or asking employees to sign provisions that bar them from disclosing illegal conduct in the workplace.
Employers in Colorado who require an employee to enter into an unlawful noncompete agreement soon may be subject to criminal penalties.
Changes to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act set criteria that must be met for a noncompete agreement to be valid and enforceable, and impose stricter limits on which employees may be subject to such an agreement.
President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on July 9 encouraging the Federal Trade Commission to use its rulemaking authority to ban or limit the use of unfair noncompete agreements.
The DOJ has filed criminal charges for the first time against a company for using an employee no-poaching agreement, demonstrating the need for HR to ensure companies' hiring practices do not violate federal anti-trust laws.
News: Guidance for HR on the use of employment contracts. Support on creating and enforcing legally binding contracts that cover all the vital areas.
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