The Arkansas General Assembly recently adopted a new law that strengthens the enforceability of employee non-compete agreements within the state. The new law, among other things, provides a presumption of reasonableness for a two-year post-termination restricted period and requires courts to reform any otherwise unreasonable restrictions in a non-compete agreement to permit enforceability of the agreement. A brief summary of SB 998 is provided in the link below.
Please click here to review the summary of SB 998.
The full text of the Act can be found by clicking here.