As we discussed on the blog not too long ago, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently introduced legislation that would eliminate virtually all employee non-compete agreements, with a few minor exceptions.  On April 23, Dawn Mertineit spoke with LexBlog’s Colin O’Keefe in a live online interview to discuss what this proposed legislation could mean for employers with Massachusetts operations.  Specifically, Dawn noted critics’ and opponents’ differing views as to the value of non-compete agreements should Massachusetts adopt the Uniform Trade Secret Act, and also offered some tips for employers seeking to protect themselves should the bill pass (and even if it doesn’t).