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For the second time in a two-year span, the D.C. City Council voted in favor of largely banning non-compete agreements within the District. As we wrote in May 2021, the D.C. City Council initially passed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (the “Act”), which would have imposed...

With the calendar flipping to December, businesses should take stock of their employment policies and practices in preparation for the new year. Below we identify a few issues (other than COVID-19-related issues) that employers should have on their radar as 2021 comes to a close. Sexual Harassment...

On May 31, 2021, both Houses of the Illinois legislature unanimously passed legislation that, if signed by Governor Pritzker, will overhaul the enforceability of restrictive covenants in Illinois. The legislation1 amends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act and, if signed, will be effective January 1...

In January 2021, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020, which will, once effective, constitute one of the broadest statutory bans of non-compete agreements in the United States. Indeed, not only will the new law place a near-total ban on...

The Washington, D.C. City Council is considering a proposed bill that would ban non-compete agreements for workers making nearly six-figures, titled the Ban on Noncompete Agreements Act of 2019.

Last month, Maryland joined a growing list of states that restrict the use of noncompete agreements for low wage employees. This month, the list of states grew yet again with New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island joining the trend. Generally speaking, a noncompete agreement is a contract between an...

Maryland recently joined the growing number of states to enact laws that restrict the use of noncompete agreements for low wage employees with the passage of Senate Bill 328. A noncompete agreement is a contract executed between an employee and employer that typically states the employee is...

Payday lender Check Into Cash of Illinois LLC has agreed to stop using restrictive non-compete agreements for low-wage customer service employees at its 33 Illinois locations to settle a lawsuit by the State Attorney General's office. Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued Check Into Cash in October...

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