June 7 Tip of the Week

If your company imposes noncompetition agreements on your employees, take heed.  Many states, the most recent of which is Oregon, impose a minimum wage requirement on employers seeking to bind employees to a noncompete.  Oregon’s new law establishes a salary threshold prohibiting noncompetes with employees earning less than $100,533.00 annually.  Illinois’ Freedom to Work Act outlaws noncompetes with low wage employees, which the law defines as individuals earning less than $13.00 per hour.  Washington states’ own salary threshold for noncompete agreements is $100,000.00 per year.  As noncompete agreements continue to lose favor in many states, ensure that your agreements are legally compliant and have the myHRcounsel legal team review yours today!