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On Friday, August 10, 2018, Governor Baker signed an economic development bill that will bring about some big changes to the noncompete landscape in Massachusetts. For an overview of some of the key provisions, read here

The law goes into effect October 1, 2018.

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Last week, the legislature passed a bill, which, if the Governor signs, will provide for some big changes to the legal landscape governing non-competes in Massachusetts.

Despite signing 53 other bills yesterday, however, Governor Baker still has not signed the noncompete bill. 

Here, I will set out a brief overview of some of the biggest changes this bill would provide. I'm not going to go into too...

May 18, 2017

Thirty million Americans are subject to non-competition agreements, called non-competes, with their employers or former employers, according to a recent Treasury Department report. The agreements can often be a serious impediment to those employees' ability to move on from their former employers and find meaningful work in similar industries or geographic areas.

In many cases, employees sign non-c...

August 8, 2016

The end of July saw the end of the formal 2015-2016 state legislative session. What were some noteworthy pieces of employment legislation that did and did not make it to the Governor's desk?

 What did pass:

Amendments to the Equal Pay Act -- As I've outlined in a past blog post, the amendments tighten up the already existing state Equal Pay Act. There has been a lot of press around this, particular...

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