The District of Columbia City Council has enacted legislation banning the use of non-compete provisions in almost all employment agreements and workplace policies. Effective February 11, 2021, the Act does not contain any retroactivity provisions for non-compete agreements in existence before its effective date, but it does require employers to modify existing employment policies (as opposed to existing agreements) and curtail the practice of offering or imposing non-compete agreements on employees who perform work within the District. With the onset of these new mandates, now would be a great time to have professionals review your Employee Handbook for compliance with this and other employment laws in your jurisdiction.