Having recently completed my second roundup of new noncompete legislation, I have updated my 50 State Noncompete Chart to reflect the changes since the April update. (See Legislative Update: Recent Changes to Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island Noncompete Laws – and D.C.’s New Noncompete Bill for the background.) And remember that in the last iteration, I made it more searchable (so you can search by state, as opposed to having to scroll to find the state you’re looking for).
Though a stand-alone resource, the noncompete chart works as a companion to our 50 state and federal survey chart of trade secret laws, which I originally prepared on August 14, 2016, and have updated as laws have changed.
Note that a recent federal bill would ban employee noncompetes nationally. I expect we’ll see some developments on the federal side of things, and, if state legislation and the Obama Administration’s Call to Action are any indication of things to come, the bill will take a more practical approach, banning noncompetes for low-wage earners, and perhaps put in place some other “fairness” measures. See “Just out: Another proposed ban on noncompetes.”