New Push to Ban Most 'Noncompete' Agreements in Connecticut

New Push to Ban Most 'Noncompete' Agreements in Connecticut

State lawmakers are again considering a ban on most noncompete agreements in Connecticut. 

The contracts prevent workers from leaving a job and taking confidential trade secrets to a competitor, but critics say some companies are using them to trap employees in lower wage jobs like restaurant work and hair styling.

One Fairfield County pest control worker named Dylan spent $30,000---his entire yearly salary---fighting a five-year noncompete with his old boss.

To read more, see News 12.

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