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Thursday, November 7, 2019

States Look at Restricting Noncompete Agreements and Begin With Hourly and Lower Paid Employees

States are acting on the dangers to hourly and lower paid workers of noncompete agreements.  Most of the proposed legislation to limit noncompete agreements is aimed at prohibiting their use for these workers.  Noncompete agreements for these employees should be unnecessary--these are employees who have no trade secret information or significant customer relationships, which are the primary reasons for noncompete agreements.  However, cases have arisen where companies seek to obtain some competitive advantage at the expense of lower paid and hourly employees.  In one case, a Seattle, Washington coffee shop sought to enforce a noncompete agreement against its former baristas.



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