Barry A. Guryan
Barry A. Guryan

Over the last several years, I have blogged about the Massachusetts Legislature’s many unsuccessful attempts to pass a statute establishing guidelines applicable to non-competes.  (See my latest blog posted last March “Proposed Legislation to Place Limits on Enforcement of Non-Competes in Massachusetts.”)  Former proposed bills have

In a recent case in Massachusetts, a Superior Court Judge denied a former employer’s motion for a restraining order in a case alleging a violation of a non-compete agreement and granted the cross motion of the former employee and current employer to compel arbitration even though the current employer was not a party to the

A new Uniform Trade Secrets Act bill has been proposed by the Massachusetts Board of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws for the Massachusetts Legislature to consider in its 2015 legislative session. The proposed bill represents another effort to bring Massachusetts law protecting trade secrets in line with that of the vast majority of other states.

The “material change” defense to enforcement of a non-compete agreement in Massachusetts recently has been gaining traction, but there are still unanswered questions.
Continue Reading “Material Change” Defense To Enforcement Of A Non-Compete In Massachusetts Still Alive And Well, But There Remain Unanswered Questions

In a recent case, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued the latest opinion regarding whether former employees violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act before they joined a competitor by downloading electronic information without authorized access.
Continue Reading Massachusetts Federal Court Weighs In On Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

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