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BOP NEWSLETTER • October 2023

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California: New Law Prohibits Noncompete Agreements

On September 1, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 699 into law, which prohibits employers from entering into or attempting to enforce noncompete agreements. Noncompete agreements are now void in California regardless of where the employee worked when the agreement was entered and/or where the agreement was signed. The law is set to go into effect on January 1, 2024.

Hawaii: Pay Transparency Law Enacted

Governor Josh Green signed Senate Bill 1057 into law earlier this year, and it will take effect on January 1, 2024.

This new law will require employers with at least 50 employees to disclose an hourly rate or salary range in job listings that reasonably reflects the actual expected compensation.

The law further provides that the disclosure requirements do not apply to job listings for:

  • public employee positions for which salary, benefits, or other compensation are determined under a collective bargaining agreement;
  • positions with employers that have fewer than 50 employees; or
  • positions that are internal transfers or promotions with the current employer.