H.R.2873 - LADDER Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 06/24/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2873 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/24/2015)
Limiting the Ability to Demand Detrimental Employment Restrictions Act or the LADDER Act
This bill: (1) prohibits employers from entering into not to compete covenants with low-wage employees engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, and (2) requires an employer of such employees to post notice of such prohibition in a conspicuous place on the employer's premises.
The bill defines "low-wage employee" as an employee who earns less than the greater of $15 per hour or the state or local minimum wage.
In order for an employer to require such an employee who is not a low-wage employee to enter into such a covenant, the employer must have disclosed the requirement for entering into such covenant before hiring such employee.
The Secretary of Labor shall: (1) enforce a complaint of a violation of this Act in the same manner as a complaint of a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and (2) impose a civil fine on any employer who violates this Act.