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.
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.
News: Guidance for HR on the use of noncompete agreements to prevent employees from competing with the employer.
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