New Connecticut Legislation Restricts The Use Of Non-Compete Agreements Against Physicians

The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed a bill (“SB 351”) that establishes new restrictions on non-compete agreements (also known as restrictive covenants) between medical practices/hospitals and physicians. Pursuant to the legislation, a non-compete would be enforceable against a physician if: (1) the non-compete agreement is necessary to protect a legitimate business interest; (2) the geographic, time and other provisions of the non-compete agreement are necessary to protect such business interest; and (3) the non-compete agreement is otherwise reasonable and not contrary to public policy.

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