24 02, 2017

Statement from Rep. Schultz Regarding the Non-Compete Survey Results

By |2017-02-24T23:46:35-07:00February 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Dear Colleagues, Several of us in the Capitol spent hours tonight pouring through the results of the non-compete agreement research study.  To our knowledge, the study was exhaustive in nature and an unprecedented approach by any state in researching non-compete agreements. We are heartened that the data confirms the merit of our attention to this [...]

21 09, 2016

Non-Compete Agreement Open Houses

By |2017-03-07T15:06:36-07:00September 21st, 2016|Policy|0 Comments

This past session the Legislature acted to limit non-compete agreements. Many of you have expressed your continued concern with this legislation (H.B. 251) and we want to provide you an update on this issue. We continue to actively work to preserve reasonable and responsible uses of non-compete agreements. This remains an important issue for the Chamber's [...]

26 05, 2016

H.B. 251: What’s Next for Non-Competes

By |2017-03-07T15:06:40-07:00May 26th, 2016|Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

One very real risk that businesses face is protecting the viability of the intellectual property and trade secrets associated with their products and services. To minimize this risk, employers have sought to protect their legitimate interests through voluntary contracts known as non-compete agreements. In most cases, these agreements state that an employee will not compete [...]

9 03, 2016

Statement Regarding H.B. 251

By |2016-03-10T11:01:51-07:00March 9th, 2016|Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement regarding H.B. 251 Post Employment Restrictions Amendment SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (March 8, 2016) - Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding H.B. 251 Post Employment Restrictions Amendment: "After intense and collaborative negotiations with business leaders and legislators, the Salt [...]

1 03, 2016

HB 251 Non-Compete Issue Snapshot

By |2017-03-07T15:06:44-07:00March 1st, 2016|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Legislature is considering multiple pieces of legislation, which address the issue of post-employment restrictions in employer/employee contracts. Specifically, H.B. 251- Post-Employment Restrictions Amendments has gained the most attention and engagement from Utah’s business community. What does H.B. 251 do and what is the Sponsor trying to accomplish? The Sponsor, Rep. Mike Shultz, desires to ban [...]