Changes in MA non-compete laws coming down the Pike

Massachusetts has long tried to pass legislation regarding non-compete laws with no real success. Many in the venture community believe California’s fluidity in allowing employees to be unencumbered by non-compete law, help drive entrepreneurship and innovation. In particular, an example offered is that Silicon Valley thrived while Rt 128 declined. Duval Patrick tried to work on this in 2014 with no luck but Charlie Baker signed a new piece of legislation that goes into effect Oct 1. The good news is that it makes some changes to Mass current law but the bad news is that it is still restrictive compared to California. As a non-lawyer, I have written about non-competes before but here ar

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