Non-Competition Agreement Reform Will Have to Wait Until Next Year…Again

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Alexis P. Theriault, Andrew R. Dennington, Human Resources Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Noncompete Agreements|

“Wait ‘til next year,” the unofficial slogan of fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is becoming equally applicable to proponents of reform to Massachusetts law concerning non-competition agreements. Massachusetts legislators have filed bills every year since 2009. Each has failed to be enacted into law. This year looked like it would be the year. The House

Noncompete Reform – A Non-Issue?

June 19th, 2015|Categories: Human Resources Compliance, Johanna Matloff, Noncompete Agreements, Wage & Hour|

An arcane provision in Chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws states that “No person shall, by intimidation or force, prevent or seek to prevent a person from entering into or continuing in the employment of any person.” G. L. c. 149, § 19. Representative Lori A. Erlich (D-Marblehead) and others filed bills in the

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