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.
Recent articles in The Wall Street Journal feature Beck Reed Riden LLP’s expertise in noncompete and trade secret issues.
The chart covers the following:
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)
Applicable standards for enforcement
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)
Whether non-compete agreements 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 August 14, 2013.
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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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