New Colorado Law Severely Limits the Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants

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There have been many significant developments this year on the Colorado restrictive covenant front. In January, the Colorado legislature amended the state’s non-compete statue (C.R.S. § 8-2-113) to criminalize the enforcement of non-compete agreements that violate the statute.

Widespread Efforts to Organize Require Employer Preparation

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In a recent article, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) reported that during the first six months of 2022, union representation petitions filed at the NLRB increased 57%—up to 1,174 from 748 during the first half of 2021.

California Small Businesses Eligible for Paid Family Leave Grants

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The California Employment Development Department, the agency responsible for administering the state’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits program, recently announced a grant program to help small businesses offset the costs associated with employees taking paid family leave.

Colorado’s New Limitations on Restrictive Covenants Take Effect in August 2022

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Effective August 10, 2022, Colorado employers will need to comply with significant new limitations on noncompete agreements and other post-termination restrictive covenants. The Colorado legislature passed House Bill 22-1317, which imposes new employee income thresholds on noncompete and customer nonsolicitation agreements, and includes additional notice, venue and choice of law rules for restrictive covenants. HB 22-1317 […]