On December 31, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing and clarifying several issues relating to the power of the court to reform or modify an unreasonable noncompetition agreement often referred to as blue penciling.
A California court recently took the unprecedented step of applying section 16600 of the state’s Business and Professions Code to void the scope of non-disclosure provisions on confidential information and set aside an arbitration award.
When the Democrats took control of the General Assembly in addition to the governorship in the November 2019 election, many predicted an expansion of workers’ rights. That prediction was realized with the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session.
On April 13, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new guidance warning employers that they are not relaxing previously issued guidelines prohibiting anticompetitive behavior by employers.
Rhode Island has followed the recent trend of its neighboring states—including Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire—by enacting a law that largely prohibits employers from entering into noncompete agreements with their employees.