David J. Clark
David J. Clark

The Massachusetts legislature ended its 2015-2106 session on July 31, 2016, and lawmakers did not pass new legislation regarding non-compete agreements before doing so.

For the last few years, numerous efforts have been made in the Commonwealth to limit the use of non-compete agreements, resulting in several bills introduced in the Statehouse.  The latest bills, introduced in the House in June and the Senate in mid-July, would have set clear boundaries on the use of non-compete agreements by employers, including by establishing requirements that such non-compete provisions be signed and in writing,
Continue Reading No New Non-Compete Law for Massachusetts in 2016

Last year, a bill that sought to codify Massachusetts’ non-competition law died in Committee in that state’s Legislature. A new bill on the same subject has now been introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature, and it clarifies and modifies the old bill, mostly in an attempt to satisfy businesses that found portions of the bill unacceptable. As modified, the new bill appears to have a good chance of passing this coming spring.
Continue Reading Massachusetts Legislators Refile Modified Non-Compete Legislation