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Non-compete Agreements Blogs

Maryland, Lebau & Neuworth Protect Employees from Unfair Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements were originally intended to prevent employees from unfairly taking specialized knowledge or skills learned from one employer and using that knowledge for the benefit of their direct competitors.

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Noncompete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers Banned in Maryland as of Oct. 1

A new law in Maryland that prevents employers from entering into noncompete agreements with employees who earn $15 per hour or less or $31,000 annually went into effect on October 1, 2019.

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Maryland Workers Freed from Unenforceable Non-Compete

Posted on December 17, 2018 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Non-compete Agreements

Employer-imposed restrictive covenants can be enforced in Maryland even if the employer terminates the employee, but only if the scope of the non-compete and/or non-solicitation provisions are reasonable.

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Maryland Court Holds a Non-Compete is Unenforceable

In Maryland, non-compete agreements are enforceable if the agreements are reasonable. However, if the scope and/or duration are unreasonable or the non-compete agreement causes an undue hardship on the employee, the agreement may be unenforceable.

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Non-Competes Stink but Can Be Enforced In Maryland

In Maryland, non-competes and non-solicitation provisions can be enforced. However, a Maryland court will not enforce every non-compete and/or non-solicitation agreement.

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Daily Labor Report Touts Smaller 'Boutique' Firms Like Lebau & Neuworth

A recent Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report article, citing Lebau & Neuworth attorney Steven Lebau, states, “Whether they work on the management side or the worker side of labor and employment law, the attorneys contacted by Bloomberg BNA touted the advantages of boutiques (small law firms such as Lebau & Neuworth) for both lawyers and clients. They said the lawyers collaborate more and are able to offer high-quality and expert services at lower prices.”

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Restrictive Covenants Decision a Positive Development for Employees in Maryland

Posted on October 24, 2016 in Employee Rights, Non-compete Agreements

The Federal court in Maryland has provided a very encouraging roadmap for the law of noncompetes in the state. In fact, the court’s decision is great for an employee who may face an employer who attempts to prohibit him or her from working for another employer who may be a competitor — but the employee is not competing against the former employer.

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