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Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Recently Proposed Federal Non-Compete Bans

USA - November 21 2019 On November 14, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing to examine recently proposed bills that would…

Court Rejects Delaware Choice of Law Provision in Refusing to Enforce Customer Non-Solicitation Covenant Against California Employee

USA - September 9 2019 On August 26, 2019, the Delaware Chancery Court invalidated a California employee’s customer and employee non-solicitation covenant on the grounds…

Virginia Attempts, Maryland Succeeds, in Limiting Non-Competes For Low-Wage Employees

USA - June 7 2019 In numerous states throughout the country, legislatures are moving to limit the use and enforcement of non-compete and other restrictive covenant…

Trade Secrets - Courts Won’t Protect You If You Don’t Protect Yourself!

USA - May 13 2019 A decision from the Northern District of Illinois is the latest to reiterate a Stern warning we have long highlighted for employers: when…

Washington State Legislature Sends Comprehensive Non-Compete Bill To Governor’s Desk

USA - May 8 2019 On April 26, 2019, the two chambers of the Washington Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (“HB 1450” or the “Non-Compete Act”)…

Utah Amends Three-Year-Old Non-Compete Law For Second Time In Two Years

USA - March 26 2019 After enacting its non-compete law on April 7, 2016, Utah has twice amended the law to address additional restrictions on non-competes in the…

U.S. Senators Seek Formal Investigation Of Non-Compete Use And Impact

USA - March 25 2019 Earlier this month, a group of six United States Senators made a joint request for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the…

New Jersey Court Offers A Reminder That The Duty Of Loyalty Is Thicker Than Ink

USA - March 15 2019 Do employees in New Jersey owe a duty of loyalty to employers, even without a written employment agreement? Eliminating any possible doubt, the New…

U.S. Senator Reignites Federal Non-Compete Reform Efforts With Bill Aimed At Protecting Low-Wage Employees

USA - February 18 2019 Last year, Democrats in the United States Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills — S.2782 and H.R.5631 — banning non-compete agreements…

Delaware Court Grapples With Enforcement of Choice of Law Provisions in Restrictive Covenant Agreements

USA - December 10 2018 When implementing restrictive covenant agreements in their workforces, companies often grapple with how best to handle the wide variation in the law…