Employment Law Alert – Tick… Tock… D.C. Non-Compete Law’s Employer Action Deadline Approaches
September 21, 2021
On April 2, 2021, the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (“Non-Compete Act”), was signed into law in the District of Columbia. Our previous Alert detailing the Non-Compete Act can be found here. Uniquely in D.C., the Non-Compete Act was required to be attached to a fiscal budget – in order to be implemented and, ultimately, to determine its effective date. On August 27, 2021, the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2021 (“Emergency Act”) was published to the D.C. register. Included within this Emergency Act was an amendment to the original Non-Compete Act, pushing back the effective date from March 16, 2021 to April 1, 2022. Succinctly, beginning on April 1, 2022 – less than six months from now (and absent any change to the pending law) – D.C. law will nearly abolish non-compete restrictions.
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