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New Mass. Law Would Make Enforcing Noncompetes Harder

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 1:08 PM EDT) -- For the better part of the last 10 years, the Massachusetts Legislature has considered, and ultimately failed to pass, numerous proposals for legislation regulating noncompete agreements. Finally, though, in the late hours of the last formal session of the 2017-2018 legislative calendar, the Massachusetts Legislature passed comprehensive noncompete legislation. The effective date of the new law, assuming it is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker, is Oct. 1, 2018. The new law places significant limitations on the scope of enforceable employee noncompetes, and accordingly employers should undertake...
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