On July 27, 2022, the District of Columbia substantially limited employers’ use of non-compete agreements in D.C. (the “Non-Compete Clarification Amendment Act of 2022”). The original bill (the “Ban on Non-Competes Amendment Act of 2020”) would have resulted in a near total ban on non-compete agreements, but in response to complaints from the business community, the City Council instead limited non-competes to those employees deemed “highly compensated.” Continue Reading District of Columbia to Implement Broad Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements
Amy L. Bess is the immediate past Chair of the Labor and Employment practice area at Vedder Price and currently serves as Chair of the group’s DC practice. She also recently completed a three-year term of service on the firm’s Board of Directors.
Her employment litigation experience includes the representation of employers before U.S. state and federal courts and administrative agencies, defending against claims of race, sex, disability and age discrimination; sexual harassment; whistleblower retaliation; restrictive-covenant disputes; wrongful termination; and wage and hour violations.