The state Senate reached a compromise agreement on non-competes, but the House did not join the agreement.
From the Senate President’s office: a press release about its legislation promoting economic development and providing incentives to create jobs and stimulate the Commonwealth’s economy–including Will’s amendment on reforms to employment non-competition agreements–which now goes on to a House-Senate conference committee.
There appears to be some movement on the effort to cut back on the use of non-competition agreements in Massachusetts. This has been a long-term priority of mine. These agreements restrict employee mobility, hampering new venture formation and contributing to unemployment. They are bad for the innovation climate. At the same time, employers feel them […]
News and resources on non-competition legislation Will’s 2013 Legislation Will’s 2012 legislation and Globe op-ed (with co-sponsor Lori Ehrlich) Browse older posts on non-competition legislation. Non-competes resource page (maintained by Caroline Huang) Statements re milestones on non-competition legislation Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association endorses Non-Compete Bill Non-compete Bill Reported Favorably A small business perspective on non-compete […]
Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. TO: Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development FROM: Senator William N. Brownsberger RE: Senate Bill 845, An Act to protect job applicants’ identity and privacy; Senate Bill 846, An Act relative to employee non-competition agreements; and House […]
The Mass Technology Leadership Council is hosting an online poll on ideas to discuss with Gov. Patrick at their annual meeting. Please vote for noncompete reform! As of today, it’s 5th on the list but only 25 votes behind the 2nd place topic. http://masstlc.ideascale.com/