VA HB794 | 2014 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2014 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2014-02-12 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Nonsolicitation agreements. Establishes five requirements for a valid and enforceable nonsolicitation agreement between an employer and an employee, including a requirement that the restrictions imposed by the agreement are protective of the employer's legitimate business interest. The requirements do not apply to nonsolicitation agreements between an employer and an employee who owned greater than five percent of the ownership interests of the employing business entity. Absent an agreement to the contrary, the solicitation activities that are restrained, prohibited, or otherwise restricted by a nonsolicitation agreement shall not be increased or expanded as a result of the employer being acquired by merging with another business entity. The measure requires courts in actions seeking enforcement of, or challenging the enforceability of, a nonsolicitation agreement to award attorney fees and costs to the prevailing party. The measure does not apply in proceedings to determine the enforceability of agreements entered into prior to July 1, 2014.

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Employment; nonsolicitation agreements between employers and employees.



2014-02-12HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2014-01-15HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
2014-01-10HouseAssigned Courts sub: Civil
2014-01-07HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2014-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103250D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40128.7:5(n/a)See Bill Text

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