Are you one of those companies that is still trying to enforce a non-compete agreement against lower wage workers? If so, heed this advice. STOP. Many states have already either outright banned the use of non-compete agreements except in very limited circumstances (California and North Dakota), and still more prohibit employers from entering into non-compete agreements with lower wage workers. Illinois already bans non-compete agreements for employees earning less than $13.00/hour and Maryland is set to pass their own law prohibiting non-competes for employees earning less than $15.00/hour. If you are questioning the validity of your non-compete, contact one of our attorneys at myHRcounsel for a consultation.