Viewpoints: Developments in Non-Compete Law

Partner Bradd Williamson and counsel Nineveh Alkhas discuss recent trends in non-compete law and drafting tips and considerations for companies when preparing non-competes.


Non-compete agreements are, and historically have been, a state-by-state issue primarily governed by common law. Recently, however, several state legislatures have passed laws that generally restrict the use of non-compete agreements in employment and impose unique rules which, if ignored, could result in an unenforceable non-compete agreement. As a result, it is more problematic than ever for companies with a multi-state workforce to try to use a one-sized-fits-all non-compete agreement. 

In this video, New York partner Bradd Williamson, Global Chair of Latham’s Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice, and Chicago counsel Nineveh Alkhas discuss recent trends in non-compete law in certain states and what companies should think about as they draft non-compete agreements in this environment.

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