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.
Effective May 20, 2020, the "Protect Our Voices Act" will prohibit private employers in New Mexico from requiring an employee to sign a nondisclosure provision of a settlement agreement relating to claims of sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation.
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