Noncompete Misconceptions May Be Inhibiting Reform
Law360 (December 17, 2019, 3:29 PM EST) -- Federalism is alive and well.
For almost 200 years, noncompetes have been governed by state law. Over just the past several years, bills to modify noncompete laws have been introduced in no fewer than 29 states.
Nineteen of those states have enacted legislation modifying their laws — seven this year alone. Some have strengthened noncompetes, while others have made it harder to enforce them. Seven have recently exempted low-wage workers from noncompetes (with varying methods of determining who qualifies for the exemption): Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Washington. Oregon had such a ban since 2008.
Instructively, while many...
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