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Non-Compete Legislation Finally Enacted

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In the early morning hours of August 1, 2018, the Massachusetts House and Senate passed long-awaited non-compete legislation, which Governor Baker signed into law on August 10. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act, many years in the making, is scheduled to become prospectively effective October 1, 2018.

Though the legislation leaves many questions unanswered, it is clear that the Noncompetition Agreement Act will dramatically change how, when, and if Massachusetts courts will enforce non-compete agreements. And by extension, the Noncompetion Agreement Act will require employers to alter the terms upon which they negotiate such agreements.

Please join the members of Nutter's Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group to discuss the changes employers will have to make to ensure their agreements will be effective. They will cover topics that employers should be thinking about now, including those unanswered questions. 

Topics will include:

  • What is “garden leave” and should employers offer it?
  • What is “other mutually agreed upon consideration” that will support a non-compete agreement?
  • What effect will the new law have on existing non-compete agreements?
  • Which employees can be required to sign non-competes?
  • Are non-solicit or non-disclosure agreements covered by the new law, and should employers use them?

Event details: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8AM - Registration
8:30-10AM - Program

155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

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