We reported in our post of June 11th that Governor Patrick had introduced a sweeping economic growth bill (HB4045) — that, if passed, would ban employee non-competes in the Commonwealth. We also explained that subsequent to Governor Patrick’s bill, another bill (HB4082), was introduced that stripped Governor’s Patrick’s bill and left only those portions dealing with trade secrets
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By Rebecca Woods

Although Virginia is already generally hostile to non-competition agreements, enforcing only those that are very limited in function, geographic scope, and duration, a bill has been proposed in the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly that would severely restrict the enforceability of non-compete agreements. House Bill 1187 proposes to add to the Code of Virginia a
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By Kate PerrelliErik Weibust, and Ryan Malloy

On September 15, 2011, the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development heard testimony on House Bill 2293. The bill, originally introduced in 2009 as House Bill 1799, and as previously blogged on here, here, and here, aims to codify Massachusetts common law pertaining to non-compete agreements

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