May 31, 2017 Articles

Post-Election Non-Compete Update

With silence on the federal front, states continue to take diverging approaches.

By Robin Morse

Although the recent presidential election in the United States has had profound effects on many areas of law, one that has received less attention is the field of noncompetition laws. Noncompetition agreements are controversial because they pit employers’ need to protect confidential information and business relationships against employees’ rights to enjoy worker mobility. This article provides a brief overview of the Obama administration’s efforts on non-compete reform and analyzes non-compete developments since the recent presidential election.

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