Beck Reed Riden LLP is pleased to make available its updated 50 state (plus DC) survey chart of noncompete laws. The chart is a summary of employee noncompetition laws and applicable standards throughout the country.
- whether noncompete agreements are permitted in the state;
- governing statutory authority, if any;
- identification of the protectable interests (also known as legitimate interests or legitimate business interests);
- the applicable standards for enforcement;
- what, if any, industries or professions are exempt from noncompete agreements;
- whether continued employment is sufficient consideration to support a noncompete;
- whether the state follows the reformation rule (also known as “judicial modification,” the “rule of reasonableness,” the “reasonable alteration approach,” and the “partial-enforcement” rule), the blue pencil doctrine, or the red pencil doctrine (also known as the “all or nothing” rule); and
- whether noncompetes are enforceable against at-will employees whose employment was terminated without cause.
The chart is available for download here.
This version was updated as of July 3, 2012.
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Please note that the chart is not legal advice, nor is it a substitute for proper legal research and advice. It is provided for informational purposes only.
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