On March 28, 2022, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed D.C. Act 24-350, postponing the applicability date of the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-563) (the “Act”) until October 1, 2022.  As we previously reported, the D.C. Council will likely use the coming months to consider various amendments, which will hopefully offer clarity to employers.

Although the D.C. Council has already delayed the applicability date several times, D.C. employers should continue to prepare for the now-expected October 1, 2022 implementation date of the ban on non-competes.  We will continue to monitor and provide updates on any amendments to the Act throughout the spring and summer.

*Kamil Gajda, Law Clerk – Admission Pending (not admitted to the practice of law) in the firm’s New York office, contributed to the preparation of this post.