Jan. 22, 2021
The National Law Review
Non-competes in D.C. employment agreements and workplace policies are void and unenforceable against any employee, except licensed physicians with annual salaries in excess of $250,000 and whose primary business is “the delivery of medical services,” under the new Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Act of 2020. The ban became effective Jan. 11, 2021.
The law does not prohibit non-competes in sales agreements and acknowledges lawful provisions of restrictive covenants that restrict employees from disclosing the employer’s confidential, proprietary, or sensitive information, client list, customer list, or a trade secret, as legally defined.
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