New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has promised to introduce a bill that would restrict New York employers’ use of non-compete agreements for certain non-highly-compensated employees. The proposed legislation would (i) ban the use of non-competes for employees who earn less than $900 per week; (ii) require employers to pay additional monetary consideration in exchange for an employee entering into a non-compete agreement; (iii) limit the duration and substantive scope of such agreements; and (iv) create a private right of action for violations of the prospective new law. In anticipation of these potential changes, employers must carefully consider the necessity of requiring certain employees to enter into non-compete agreements, and closely review their current agreements to ensure that they are only as expansive as necessary to protect their lawful interests.