H.R.5710 - Workforce Mobility Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 01/29/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/29/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5710 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/29/2020)
Workforce Mobility Act of 2020
This bill prohibits employers from entering into, enforcing, or threatening to enforce noncompete agreements with employees, subject to exceptions. Noncompete agreements prohibit an employee from performing similar work or working with a competitor employer for a certain period of time or in a specified geographic area after the current working relationship terminates. Employers must post in the workplace a notice of this prohibition.
The bill permits certain noncompete agreements in the context of the sale of a business or the dissolution of a business partnership.
Violations of the prohibition against noncompete agreements are unfair business practices subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission. The Department of Labor also must receive and investigate complaints of such violations and may bring claims to prohibit enforcement of such noncompete agreements and seek civil penalties.