Assessing NH’s New Noncompete Law

Effective Sept. 8, all noncompete agreements entered on or after that date will be invalid and unenforceable for “low-wage” employees in New Hampshire.

The new law primarily defines “low-wage” employees as those earning hourly rates less than or equal to 200% of the federal minimum wage (employees currently earning $14.50 or less per hour). In basic terms, the new law defines “noncompete agreement” as an agreement between an employer and a low-wage employee that restricts the low-wage employee from performing work for another employer.

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