SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah


A decision by the Utah Legislature to follow California’s statutory scheme on noncompetition law would have a positive impact on the economy. A ban on all postemployment noncompete agreements would strengthen the economy by increasing innovation and healthy competition. Additionally, it would create a more fair and efficient labor market, allowing individuals to reach their employment potential. Finally, abolishing postemployment noncompete agreements would significantly increase the protection to employee rights without harming businesses’ rights to protect its goodwill and trade secrets.