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Massachusetts Legislator Considering Banning Non-Competes

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability

Wade Roush reports on xconomy.com that a Massachusetts legislator is reintroducing legislation in Massachusetts with the intent to ban non-compete agreements.    According to Roush’s article,

The bill Huang and Brownsberger are writing would outlaw non-compete agreements in new employment contracts in Massachusetts. It wouldn’t pertain to mergers, acquisitions, or other situations where competition becomes an issue, and it wouldn’t be retroactive. And it would do nothing to change the law regarding the other trade-secrets protections companies employ, such as non-disclosure agreements.

The article indicates that there may be hearings in the Spring.