New Oregon requirement for noncompetition agreements

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Effective January 1, 2020, employers must provide each departing employee with a signed copy of any noncompetition agreement applicable to that employee. The signed copy must be provided within 30 days of termination of employment. If the employer does not comply with this requirement, then the noncompetition agreement is voidable and no Oregon court may enforce it. This requirement applies only to noncompetition agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2020. A copy of the legislation (HB2992) as enrolled is available by clicking here. For what it’s worth: originally, the bill would have required employers to provide agreements within seven days, but it was amended to permit more time.