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A 5-Step Action Plan to Comply with Colorado’s New Limits on Noncompetes

May 17, 2022


Colorado lawmakers just passed a law that will bring dramatic change to the noncompete landscape by significantly limiting the circumstances under which restrictive covenants may be used—virtually ending the practice of most noncompetes in the state—and empowering workers and the attorney general to punish violations through lawsuits for damages, statutory penalties and attorney fees. Gov. Jared Polis is all but certain to sign the noncompete reform bill that will then become effective 90 days after the legislature adjourns—which means the law should be in place by early August. What do Colorado employers need to know about this significant development, and what are the five crucial steps you should take to prepare for the dawning of this new day?

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