Pending Missouri House Bill would ban almost all forms of restrictive covenants
Missouri Revised Statute 431.202 currently provides that non-solicit restrictive covenant terms are presumed reasonable if the non-solicit obligation is no longer than one year in duration, and that a “reasonable covenant in writing promising not to solicit, recruit, hire or otherwise interfere with the employment of one or more employees shall be enforceable….” Section 431.202 does not apply to non-compete restrictive covenants. The enforceability of non-compete provisions, therefore, are currently evaluated by Missouri courts on a case-by-case basis.
If approved, the Bill would become effective August 28, 2017. To read a copy of House Bill 479, please click here.