Non-competition Updates

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 […]

Non-competes — Background

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 […]

S845, An Act to protect job applicants’ identity and privacy and S846, An Act relative to employee non-competition agreements

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 […]