Chief Sponsor: Brady Brammer

Senate Sponsor: ____________


8     General Description:
9          This bill amends the Post-employment Restrictions Act.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     provides that a post-employment restrictive covenant is void if:
13               •     the post-employment restrictive covenant is between an employer and a
14     nonexempt employee; or
15               •     the employer lays off the employee.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
22          34-51-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 132

24     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25          Section 1. Section 34-51-201 is amended to read:
26          34-51-201. Post-employment restrictive covenants -- Disability support provider
27     restrictions.

28          (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2) and in addition to any requirements
29     imposed under common law, for a post-employment restrictive covenant entered into on or
30     after May 10, 2016, an employer and an employee may not enter into a post-employment
31     restrictive covenant for a period of more than one year from the day on which the employee is
32     no longer employed by the employer.
33          (b) A post-employment restrictive covenant that violates this subsection is void.
34          (2) (a) Subject to Subsection (2)(b), a post-employment restrictive covenant between a
35     broadcasting company and a broadcasting employee is valid only if:
36          (i) the broadcasting employee is an exempt broadcasting employee;
37          (ii) the post-employment restrictive covenant is part of a written employment contract
38     of reasonable duration, based on industry standards, the position, the broadcasting employee's
39     experience, geography, and the parties' unique circumstances; and
40          (iii) (A) the broadcasting company terminates the broadcasting employee for cause; or
41          (B) the broadcasting employee breaches the employment contract in a manner that
42     results in the broadcasting employee no longer being employed by the broadcasting company.
43          (b) A post-employment restrictive covenant described in Subsection (2)(a) is
44     enforceable for no longer than the earlier of:
45          (i) one year after the day on which the broadcasting employee is no longer employed by
46     the broadcasting company; or
47          (ii) the day on which the original term of the employment contract containing the
48     post-employment restrictive covenant ends.
49          (c) A post-employment restrictive covenant between a broadcasting company and a
50     broadcasting employee that does not comply with this subsection is void.
51          (3) The following post-employment restrictive covenants are void:
52          (a) a post-employment restrictive covenant entered into on or after May 1, 2024,
53     between an employer and an employee who is nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act
54     of 1978, 29 U.S.C. Sec. 209 et seq.; and
55          (b) a post-employment restrictive covenant, if the employer lays off the employee.
56          Section 2. Effective date.
57          This bill takes effect on May 1, 2024.