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New Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation Introduced

A few weeks ago, we outlined the Top 5 Non-Compete Issues to Watch For In 2011. Among our top five, we noted that non-compete legislation stalled in the Massachusetts Legislature in 2010, and we forecasted that new and modified legislation would be introduced in 2011. Sure enough, a new bill was recently introduced. It contains numerous changes from the prior legislation, and it addresses issues ranging from consideration to garden leave to inevitable disclosure. A copy of the bill is available below in pdf format, and an excellent summary of the proposed legislation along with a description of the changes from last year's bill is available on Russell Beck's blog at

Michael R. Greco is a partner in the Employee Defection & Trade Secrets Practice Group at Fisher Phillips. To receive notice of future blog posts either follow Michael R. Greco on Twitter or on LinkedIn or subscribe to this blog's RSS feed.

Massachusetts 2011 Noncompete Bill.pdf (135.65 kb)

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