States Continue To Target Restrictive Covenants

Connecticut, Indiana, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah are among the latest states to propose further limitations on the use of post-employment restrictive covenants. Connecticut’s House Bill (HB) 6594 and New York’s Senate Bill (S) 3100 would prohibit the use of noncompetes with a wide swath of employees and independent contractors. Indiana’s Senate Bill (SB) 7, Rhode Island’s House Bill (H) 5284, and Utah’s Senate Bill (SB) 170 are more narrow and would only […]

By | April 3rd, 2023 ||

Non-Compete No More? FTC Proposes Broad Ban Of Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has unveiled a proposed ruling that would essentially ban noncompete agreements across the country. This proposed ruling is based on a finding that noncompete agreements constitute an unfair method of competition and violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Specifically, the FTC’s new rule would make it illegal for an employer to:

enter into or attempt to enter into a noncompete with a worker;
maintain a noncompete with a […]

By | April 1st, 2023 ||

Update To Washington, D.C. Ban On Noncompete Agreements

Back in 2021, FordHarrison published a Legal Alert indicating that Washington, D.C. would soon implement a ban on noncompete agreements. As noted, the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 was considered one of the most far-reaching prohibitions on noncompete agreements in the country. However, feedback from the business community prompted the D.C. Council to revisit the Act, delaying its implementation. Finally, the D.C. Non-Compete Clarification Amendment Act of 2022 (the “Amendment”) went into effect on […]

By | December 1st, 2022 ||