On January 11, 2021, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (the Act). The Act has significant implications for D.C. employers, even those that do not use non-competes or other restrictive covenants. Among other things, the Act:

  • Bans nearly all employee non-competes, whether contained in

In January 2020, Judge John Tran of the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia held unenforceable non-competition and non-solicitation provisions in a government contractor’s consulting agreements entered into with independent contractors.  The Metis Grp., Inc. v. Stephanie P. Allison, et al., Case No. CL 2019-10757. This case is a reminder that, particularly for Virginia

An economic development bill passed on August 1, 2018 at the close of the Massachusetts Legislature’s 2018 session sets limits on non-compete agreements after a nearly 10 year debate on non-compete reform. The bill, titled, “An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of non-compete agreements,” expected to be signed into law by the governor, will

Non-disclosure agreements are a standard tool for employers to protect against the release of trade secrets or confidential information by their employees. On the heels of the recent Hollywood sexual harassment allegations, these agreements may become subject to a new law in the settlement agreement context if two New York lawmakers have their way. The