On April 29, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development favorably reported out a bill which would enact a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) coupled with a ban on non-competition agreements in Massachusetts. The bill is quite similar to the Patrick Bill we described in our April 15, 2014 Employment Law Alert. This marks the first time that the Joint Committee has favorably reported out a bill to the legislature that would regulate non-competition agreements in the Commonwealth. The current legislative session ends as of July 31, so it remains to be seen if the legislature will take any action on the new bill.
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