News & Analysis as of

Non-Compete Agreements Proposed Legislation

Non-Compete Agreements are contracts, typically formed in employment or business purchase contexts, where one party agrees to refrain from engaging in a particular line of work or pursuing business within a... more +
Non-Compete Agreements are contracts, typically formed in employment or business purchase contexts, where one party agrees to refrain from engaging in a particular line of work or pursuing business within a certain industry or locale. The purpose of these agreements is to protect employers or business purchasers from competition stemming from former employees or former owners of a business. less -

New Jersey Proposes to Drastically Restrict the Use of Non-Compete Agreements

Last month, the New Jersey State Senate introduced Senate Bill 3518 (the “Bill”), which, if passed, will severely restrict the use and enforceability of employee non-compete agreements in the state of New Jersey. Most...more

New Jersey Bill Would Limit Non-Compete Agreements

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A bill in the New Jersey Senate, Senate Bill 3518 (“SB 3518”), and an identical companion bill in the New Jersey Assembly (Assembly Bill 5261), would significantly curtail the use of non-compete agreements in New Jersey. In...more

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Trade Jostling Bills for Jingle Bells

by Littler on

With the holidays in full swing, state legislators across the country are enjoying a bit of a lull. December traditionally marks the calm before the storm, as most legislatures are out of session and will reconvene in...more

Massachusetts Once Again Is Considering Enacting Comprehensive Noncompete Legislation

For nearly a decade, Massachusetts legislators have considered various bills aimed at regulating the use of noncompetition agreements in the commonwealth. Noncompetes currently are governed by Massachusetts case law which,...more

New Jersey Bill Seeks to Significantly Restrict the Use and Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

On November 9, 2017, the New Jersey Senate introduced Senate Bill 3518, which would drastically limit an employer’s ability to enter into, and subsequently enforce, restrictive covenants (or “non-compete” agreements) with...more

2017 Proposed State Legislation

by Payne & Fears on

A number of bills currently before the Nevada Legislature will affect employers if signed into law. The following summarizes these bills as they have been introduced....more

A Holiday Miracle? Massachusetts Legislature Discussing Late-Session Non-Compete Deal

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Apparently there may be some life left yet in the Massachusetts Legislature’s attempt to pass non-compete reform this year. As we previously reported, the House and the Senate were unable to bridge their differences and...more

New York Attorney General Answers White House’s Call: Promises Bill to Curb Non-Compete Use

On the same day that the White House released its “State Call to Action on Non-Compete Agreements,” encouraging states to adopt best practice policies in the enforcement of non-compete agreements, New York State’s Attorney...more

Massachusetts Non-Compete Reform: Maybe Next Year

Once again, the Massachusetts legislature took on non-compete reform, and once again, came up empty-handed. On July 31, 2016, the legislature adjourned without reaching a compromise to alter the state’s non-compete landscape....more

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Massachusetts Senate Reverses Course On Non-Compete Reform

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As we last reported, just a few weeks ago, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously approved a non-compete bill that revised the original draft bill and addressed some of the business community’s concerns (such...more

House Passes Noncompete Reform

Reform Overview - On Wednesday, June 29th, the House passed H. 4434: An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements, which includes a number of provisions that have long been discussed as the...more

Update: Massachusetts House of Representatives Edits and Unanimously Approves Non-Compete Bill in an Attempt to Make Progress...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As we previously reported, Massachusetts is making yet another go at non-compete reform, as the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development introduced a compromise bill at the end of May that has many in the Commonwealth...more

The Capitol Update - June 2016

by Murtha Cullina on

Ending with more of a groan than a whimper, the members of the Connecticut General Assembly concluded a difficult 2016 session on June 2. Members left Hartford after confronting for the third time in six years State budget...more

Umpteenth Time’s the Charm? Massachusetts Has Another Go At Non-Compete Reform

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Massachusetts legislature is back at it again — as the Boston Globe reports, the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development has sponsored a compromise bill with the goal of limiting non-competes in the Commonwealth....more

Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Advances, but Passage Remains Uncertain

In March, we reported that Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo had announced his support for legislative restrictions on employee noncompetition agreements, signaling a potential turning point in the long-running...more

New Utah law limits use of noncompetition agreements

by Kirton McConkie PC on

Many employers are confronted by the problem of former employees using company information or relationships they had access to or developed during their employment. Employers have sought protection by having employees agree...more

Renewed Life for Potential Legislative Restrictions on Noncompetition Agreements in Massachusetts?

On March 2, 2016, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo announced that he supported legislative restrictions on employee noncompetition agreements. Speaker DeLeo’s statements, made in a speech to the Greater Boston...more

Massachusetts Legislature Takes Up Noncompete Reform . . . Again

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Another year, another attempt at noncompete reform in Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced that lawmakers would unveil a bill limiting the use of noncompete...more

The House Speaker Proposes New Non-Compete Legislation in Massachusetts

This morning, House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast that the House will be releasing a bill this session that imposes some limitations on non-competes. Although the language of...more

Is the Washington Legislature Caching Out Noncompete Agreements? How This Change Might Affect Your Ability to Protect Your...

by Lane Powell PC on

For tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, and any number of emerging tech companies, tech professionals are a hot commodity in the state of Washington. No doubt, the competition is fierce here in Seattle and within the...more

Uncertain Future for Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts: Legislators Seek Compromise

The potential policy directions discussed at these hearings ranged from moderate reform to a complete ban on non-compete agreements in Massachusetts, the latter largely supported by start-up and venture capital groups. In the...more

State Legislatures Reconsider Noncompetes

by Smith Anderson on

With companies’ use of noncompetes on the rise, whether to ban, restrict or encourage noncompetes has garnered attention from legislatures across the country. Legislatures in four states – Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington...more

Update: Massachusetts Lawmakers Decline to Change Noncompete Law, but Governor Presses On

by Smith Anderson on

As an update to the previous article, Massachusetts May Go Boldly...Where Only California and North Dakota Have Gone Before, Massachusetts state legislators dropped proposed restrictions on the enforcement of post-employment...more

Proposed Ban on Non-Competes in Massachusetts

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Proposed legislation introduced by Governor Patrick to eliminate most forms of non-competition agreement in Massachusetts may be enacted before July 31, 2014. This legislation creates significant risks for employers with...more

IFA Legal Symposium Report

by Baker Donelson on

For our readers who did not attend the early May International Franchise Association Legal Symposium held in Washington, we pass along these observations...more

31 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 2
Cybersecurity

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.