Final Name: DC Non-Compete Invoice to Take Impact on October 1 | Seyfarth Shaw

We have written beforehand about Washington, DC’s non-compete invoice scheduled to take impact on October 1, 2022. Whereas DC Council has pulled again from enactment earlier than to make last-minute revisions to the laws—most notably in 2021 after the initially- handed invoice would have barred non-competes fully—there seem like no such modifications this time. The currently-enacted invoice stands to take impact this Saturday, October 1. Any employer with staff who dwell in Washington, DC, or who spend greater than 50% of their time working in Washington, DC regardless of the place they dwell, ought to take steps now to ensure their agreements are in alignment with the brand new legislation going ahead, together with the prohibition on non-compete provisions for workers making lower than $150,000 yearly and the 1-year restrict on such restrictions ($250,000 and a couple of years for “medical specialists”).

Employers also needs to needless to say the brand new DC legislation applies not solely to written agreements, however to “office insurance policies” as nicely, together with unwritten insurance policies. Towards that finish, even these employers who do notice have restrictive covenants in place could think about implementing a written notice to workers stating that there isn’t any office coverage, written or in any other case, imposing such restrictions.