Thursday, May 23, 2019

Law Limiting Non-Compete Agreements in Maryland to Take Effect October 1, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly passed a law rendering unenforceable non-compete agreement as applied to certain lower wage employees.  The law renders void non-compete agreements that attempt to restrict competition by employees earning equal to or less than $15.00 per hour or $31,200 annually.    The new law, for the most part, codifies the existing state of affairs in Maryland under decision law.  That law makes clear that only a narrow class of employees may lawfully be covered by such an agreement. 

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