17 04, 2017

What Utah Employers and Employees Think of Non-Compete Agreements

By |2017-07-14T11:24:50-07:00April 17th, 2017|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published Bryan Benard and Michael Parker in Utah Business April 17, 2017. If you’ve ever wondered how Utah companies use non-compete agreements, or what employees think of post-employment restrictions, you’re in luck. Thanks to a new comprehensive study funded jointly by the Utah Legislature and private donations, we now have a fascinating look into [...]

10 03, 2017

UBR: March 6-10

By |2017-03-07T15:06:29-07:00March 10th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

March 6, 2017 Did you know March is Women’s History Month? It is an annual month, celebrated all over the globe, which highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Join the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center and World Trade Center Utah this Wednesday, March 8th, for the International Women’s [...]

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 [...]

18 02, 2017

Non-compete Update: House Defeats H.B. 81 | Study Completed on 2/24/2017

By |2017-02-17T22:55:43-07:00February 18th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

Yesterday, the Utah House of Representatives defeated H.B. 81, Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments (49-22-4) in support of our ongoing process. Much of the floor debate focused on waiting for the results of the non-compete study that is being conducted by the Cicero Group. The study was part of the compromise with House Leadership brokered last [...]

1 02, 2017

Non-compete Agreements Update

By |2017-02-01T09:17:27-07:00February 1st, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Policy|0 Comments

At the end of the last session, the Salt Lake Chamber committed to continue the dialogue on non-compete agreements through the interim and future legislative sessions. During the interim period, the working group has met numerous times to discuss the research project. We stand by the 2016 compromise on this issue, and before any further efforts [...]

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 [...]