Non-competition Agreements

New Hampshire Law on Non-Competes a Warning for Massachusetts Employers

While not directly relevant to employers who confine their business activities within Massachusetts, a New Hampshire law that took effect in July sends a warning on the effective use of non-competition agreements. Under … more

Protecting Assets Against the Competition

Starting a successful business isn’t easy. It may require financial risk, long hours at the office, and maybe a bit of luck. The last thing a small business owner needs … more

Enforcing Noncompetion Agreements against Independent Contractors may be Problematic for Employers

As if employers don’t have enough to worry about when they try to enforce noncompetition agrreements against their former employers, some are discovering that things get even trickier when they … more

Can my old boss sue me based on a confidentiality agreement?

Additional Information: I recently left my job at an IT company to start my own business. My old boss says he will sue me if I open a business in … more

Legislature Considers Bill to Manage Non-Competition Agreements

Following the failure of a 2009 initiative to ban the enforcement of non-competition agreements, the Massachusetts legislature is now considering a bill to limit their applicability. The bill now winding … more