Noncompete Agreements

Section 275:70-a

    275:70-a Noncompete Agreements for Low-Wage Employees Prohibited. –
I. In this section:
(a) "Employer" shall have the same meaning as in RSA 279:1, XI.
(b) " Low-wage employee " means an employee who earns an hourly rate less than or equal to 200 percent of the federal minimum wage.
(c) " Noncompete agreement " means an agreement between an employer and a low-wage employee that restricts such low-wage employee from performing:
(1) Work for another employer for a specified period of time;
(2) Work in a specified geographical area; or
(3) Work for another employer that is similar to such low-wage employee's work for the employer who is a party to the agreement.
II. (a) No employer shall require a low-wage employee to enter into a noncompete agreement.
(b) A noncompete agreement entered into between an employer and a low-wage employee shall be void and unenforceable.

Source. 2019, 201:1, eff. Sept. 8, 2019.