Articles Posted in non-competes

Legislation to Restrict Noncompetition Agreements Filed
Gordon Law Group

The legislative debate continues on the necessity for noncompetition agreements under Massachusetts state law. On the one hand, noncompetition agreements severely limit workers from changing companies, often requiring individuals to leave the state or work elsewhere altogether. On the other hand, employers complain that they must keep their workers from joining competitors in order to…

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Philip Gordon Testifies in Favor of New Massachusetts Noncompete Bill
Gordon Law Group

Massachusetts is set to revamp its existing noncompete laws and pass new legislation favorable to employees, as well as companies seeking to grow in Massachusetts. Philip Gordon spoke in front of Senators and Representatives about the proposed legislation, and the bill eventually passed in the Massachusetts Senate by 32 votes to 7. The proposed changes…

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Massachusetts Set for Positive Changes in Employment Laws
Gordon Law Group

Two crucial pieces of proposed legislation will be decided by July 31st.  The proposals include a hike in the minimum wage to $11.00 and a ban on noncompete agreements. Both proposals are great news for employees. If the legislation for the new minimum wage passes, then by January 1, 2017 the minimum wage in Massachusetts…

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Non-Competition Agreements: The Business Form of Scarlet Letter
Gordon Law Group

In the goal to protect goodwill, confidential information and trade secrets, the typical non-competition agreements that companies use damage the targeted employee in measures far beyond the benefits – the business equivalent of a scarlet letter. But in an environment where non-competition agreements remain enforceable, those businesses seeking to compete on a level playing field…

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