“We have a supremely skilled and qualified workforce and protecting their interests also serves to buttress our state’s competitive business advantage. Utah’s best and brightest employees are a resource like no other. Our efforts in building a vibrant economy need to focus as much on retaining workers as on recruiting business, and in order to do that we need to be able to retain those workers. The ubiquitous use of onerous post-employment restrictions undermines these efforts and creates a situation where many are forced to relocate, taking their talents out of the area.”

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