David J. Clark, a Senior Counsel in the Litigation and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s New York office, authored an article that was showcased in Thomson Reuters Practical Law as a legal update titled “Epstein Becker: Connecticut and Rhode Island Enact Statutes Restricting Physician Non-Competes.”
Following is an excerpt:
This Law Firm Publication by Epstein Becker & Green, P.C discusses new Connecticut and Rhode Island laws restricting the use of physician non-compete agreements. Under Connecticut’s Public Act 16-95, a physician’s covenant not to compete must not exceed one year or be beyond 15 miles from the primary site where the physician practices. In addition, a non-compete agreement is unenforceable if a physician is terminated without cause. In Rhode Island, R.I. Gen. Laws §5-37-33 takes a broader approach and prohibits virtually all non-competition or patient non-solicitation provisions that restrict the ability of a physician to practice medicine.
This article was first published in Epstein Becker Green’s Trade Secrets & Noncompete Blog.