After years of discussion, debate, and different proposals, Massachusetts has adopted a new law that makes non-compete agreements harder to execute, more limited in scope and duration, and more expensive for employers. The new law goes into effect on October 1, 2018. After October 1, 2018, all new non-compete agreements in MA must meet the new requirements. Fortunately, the new law does not affect non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements.
Pierce Atwood partner Suzanne King led a seminar that provided attendees with the following:
A detailed summary of the new requirements.
Practical tips for implementation.
Discussion of non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements.
Tips on what to do about existing agreements in light of the new law