HB 1187

Virginia Code on Non-Competes? Not This Year

Yesterday, I traveled to Richmond – the “Capital City” – to testify (or rather, speak) in favor of HB 1187, which would make non-compete agreements invalid in Virginia. A subcommittee of the Commerce and Labor Committee heard argument in favor of the bill (from me), and then two trade groups argued against it – the

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Why Non-Competes are Unnecessary

There is a tremendous letter to the editor in the Richmond Times Dispatch on HB 1187. Says Arlington resident Todd Benjamin: After a non-compete sidelined me last year, I educated myself about these agreements and have become a staunch advocate for their elimination. … I believe in free markets: for products, for services and for labor. A non-compete

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HB 1187: Virginia General Assembly Considers Non-Compete Law

This month, the Virginia General Assembly returns to work in Richmond. A reader contacted us about House Bill 1187 sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope (D- Arlington) significantly restricting non-compete agreements throughout the state. Here’s a summary of the pending legislation: Non-competition agreements.  Makes unlawful any contract that serves to restrict an employee or former employee

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