U.S. - Maryland
2019.10.01 New State Law Effective - prohibits employers from requiring low-wage employees to enter into noncompete agreements. Maryland Senate Bill 328 protects employees who earn less than $15.00 per hour or $31,200 per year from being required to enter into agreements that restrict their ability to work with a new employer in the same or similar business.
2018.04.24 Overly-broad Covenants not enforced (Neitzey v. Allen, Montgomery County MD) - see discussion here.
2014.Jun.10 Allegis Group v. Jordan: A Maryland district court enforced non-competition and non-solicitation provisions supported by incentive awards. The former employee collected $1.45 million, which appears to be at risk.
2013.July TEKsystems, Inc. v. Lajiness, 2013 WL 3389062: the Northern District of Illinois applied Maryland law per a contractual choice of law provision, and upheld a 50 mile/18 month restrictive covenant in a recruiter’s employment contract.
2011.03.16 Maryland Law on Blue Pencil, Etc. Delaware Elevator v. Williams (3/16/2011, Del.Ch. applying MD law), holding as follows:
TEKsystems, Inc. v. Bolton (Maryland U.S.D.C.) (2/4/2010, opinion by J. Bennett) --
Quoting from TEKsystems above. pages 7-8:
2007 Ecology Services - invalid re low level employees.
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