Noncompetes Under New State Law Restrictions: Wage Requirements, Notice, Time, Layoffs, Proposed Federal Legislation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the latest state legislative changes and case law trends regarding noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants in New York, California, Illinois, Washington, and other states and the current status of proposed changes to federal labor law. The panel will offer best practices for structuring enforceable contracts and explain how to determine whether existing agreements are lawful.
- Overview of noncompetition agreements
- Use in an employment contract
- Use in business sales, joint ventures, other non-employment settings
- Common state restrictions
- Minimum income
- Release in the event of layoffs
- Independent consideration
- Legitimate business interest
- Highly skilled employees
- Time, geography, scope
- New York
- Federal response
The panel will review these and other issues:
- What caused the growth in the use of noncompetition provisions in employment contracts?
- How and why are states restricting the use of noncompetition agreements?
- How can a noncompetition provision be properly implemented in non-employment situations?
Amit S. Bindra
The Prinz Law Firm
Mr. Bindra focuses his practice on employment and executive agreements, noncompete, non-solicit and trade secret... | Read More
Mr. Bindra focuses his practice on employment and executive agreements, noncompete, non-solicit and trade secret disputes, business consulting, executive career counseling, appeals, whistleblower claims, employment arbitration agreements, unpaid wages, and employment discrimination. He has extensive experience working with executives physicians, and corporations. Mr. Bindra was also one of the lead architects and drafters of an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act that significantly reformed how noncompete and non-solicit agreements are litigated in the state of Illinois. He testified in support of the law and helped bring together a bipartisan coalition of support. As a result, the amendment passed with unanimous support in the Illinois legislature in 2021.Close
Robert B. Milligan
Mr. Milligan Co-Chairs the firm's Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Noncompetes Practice Group. His practice... | Read More
Mr. Milligan Co-Chairs the firm's Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Noncompetes Practice Group. His practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial litigation and employment matters, including general business and contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other IP theft, franchise litigation, and other business torts. His practice focuses on trade secret, noncompete and data protection litigation and transactional work on a state, national and international platform. Mr. Milligan serves as Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Section’s Trade Secrets and Tortious Interference Committee.Close
Jennifer G. Redmond
Ms. Redmond is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is... | Read More
Ms. Redmond is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office and is Leader of the firm's Noncompete and Trade Secrets Team. She is also a member of the firm's Compensation Committee.Close