Summary: H.R.5631 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/26/2018)

Workforce Mobility Act of 2018

This bill prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any employee of such employer. A "covenant not to compete" is an agreement between an employer and employee that restricts such employee from performing any work for another employer for a specified period of time, any work in a specified geographic area, or any work for another employer that is similar to the work performed for the employer who is a party to such agreement. Such an agreement in an employment contract is presumed to be illegal as anticompetitive unless the employer establishes otherwise.

An aggrieved party may file a civil action for actual and punitive damages, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs if the action is successful.