H.R.5631 - Workforce Mobility Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 04/26/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/22/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5631 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.