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In 2021, the District of Columbia passed a “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements” (the “Ban”) purporting to ban most non-compete agreements, except in connection with the sale of a business.

March 8, 2022
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Can an employee working for an Illinois company bust their non-compete by resigning after 1 year and 364 days of employment?

January 14, 2022
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News outlets have run wild with coverage of President Biden’s July 9, 2021 Executive Order (the “EO”), encouraging the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to work with the “rest of the Commission” to “curtail the unfair use of non-compete clauses and other clauses or agreements that may unfairly limit worker mobility.”

July 13, 2021
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My colleagues and I have written much recently regarding governmental antitrust authorities’ review of no-poach conduct (for example, see here). But let us not forget the additional scrutiny such agreements can face in commercial litigation.

May 12, 2021
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On March 15, 2021, the District of Columbia’s new “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020” is projected to pass Congressional review and become law.

V&E Government Contracts Update

March 10, 2021
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Last week, the mayor of Washington, D.C. signed into law the “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020.”

January 20, 2021
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It’s not uncommon for businesses to develop forms of non-compete and non-solicit restrictions and then roll them out across most or all of the workforce.

October 20, 2020
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The Federal Trade Commission seeks public comment related to its future role in restricting the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee contracts.

March 3, 2020
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Have you ever considered the possibility that you might be the next person your contract attorney sues? As frightening as that sounds, that’s exactly what happened in the bizarre dispute leading up to a recent Fifth Circuit  decision, Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C.

February 20, 2020
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Have you seen situations in which executives are subject to non-compete and non-solicit covenants in their employment agreements, equity/shareholder agreements and a business sale agreement, all at the same time? Having three sets of similar restrictions all running simultaneously might seem like overkill, but there are often good reasons for it.

February 18, 2020