While non-compete legislation at the federal level is highly unlikely under the current administration, calls for non-compete reform - especially for lower level employees - continue to gain steam.
Recently, Bloomberg's editorial board weighed in on the issue. The board advocates for legislation at the state level to narrow the scope and use of non-competes. Bloomberg argues that non-competes impede job growth, worker mobility and entrepreneurship.
It remains to be seen whether or to what extent legislation to address the overuse of restrictive covenants, including non-competes, will be passed. In any case, employers need to remain abreast of these developments to ensure compliance.
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