‘Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §§599-A and 599-B are enacted to read:
§ 599-A. Noncompete agreements
A noncompete agreement may be presumed necessary if the legitimate business interest cannot be adequately protected through an alternative restrictive covenant, including but not limited to a nonsolicitation agreement or a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement.
An employer shall notify an employee or prospective employee of a noncompete agreement requirement and provide a copy of the noncompete agreement not less than 3 business days before the employer requires the agreement to be signed to allow time for the employee or prospective employee to review the agreement and negotiate the terms of the agreement or employment with the employer if the employee or prospective employee wishes to do so.
§ 599-B. Restrictive employment agreements
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF
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Initiative: Provides ongoing funds for one half-time Labor and Safety Inspector position and related All Other costs associated with enforcing the laws related to noncompete agreements and restrictive employment agreements.
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$32,601||$41,974|