On January 11, 2021, the mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (the “Act”), which is set to be one of the broadest and most expansive bans on non-competes in the country. The Act bans provisions in employment agreements that forbid any employee from working for a competitor not only after their employment, but also during their employment. While the Act does not apply retroactively, any non-compete entered into after the Act’s effective date is void and unenforceable.
The Act was submitted for the requisite 30-day congressional review period and is expected to become law in the coming months.
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