Andrew Turnbull and Eric Gebert authored an article for Employee Benefit Plan Review discussing the District of Columbia Council amending the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Act of 2020, walking back from an earlier version of the bill that contemplated a nearly total ban for employee non-competes.
"Employers operating in the District should review their non-compete and anti-moonlighting agreements and policies in light of the new limitations in the Amendment," the authors wrote.
They added: "The Amendment continues a trend of jurisdictions, including Colorado and Illinois, cracking down on employers' use of non-compete provisions. Employers should continue to monitor developments in this area as a number of states have proposed laws seeking to limit employee non-competes and the Federal Trade Commission has stated an intent to take some action on employee non-competes in the near future."
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