Maryland Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clause Act

As of October 1, 2019, Maryland joined other states across the nation by enacting the Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clause Act (NCICA) to prohibit non-compete clauses and conflict of interest clauses for employees who earn equal to or less than $15.00/hour or $31,200 annually.  The State of Maryland has deemed non-compete and conflict of…

Anatomy of "Non-Compete" Agreements

Most Maryland companies that utilize salespeople to conduct their business are familiar with “Non-Compete Agreements.”  These are the agreements that prevent an employee from leaving the company and taking all of the company’s customers with them to their new employer.  Most companies don’t know, however, exactly what is in these “non-competes.”  In many cases, the…

Employment Separation Agreements in Maryland

It is often prudent for Maryland employers to utilize separation agreements with departing employees.  Typically, the incentive for the employer is that it receives a written release from the employee as to almost any legal claim the employee might otherwise have the right to assert.  In exchange, the departing employee receives certain benefits defined by…