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.
Illinois has enacted broad legislation that will significantly impact employment practices, including nondisclosure agreements, sexual harassment training, leave for domestic violence victims and workplace safety.
Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have enacted new laws regulating the use and enforcement of noncompete agreements.
Washington State has enacted a new law governing the use of noncompete agreements, effective January 1, 2020.
News: Guidance for HR on the advantages and restrictions related to using restrictive covenants.
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