Noncompete agreements: a thing of the past in Mass?

Noncompete agreements are little more than a memory in several states, including California and Colorado. Legislative measures there have all but eradicated employment agreements that restrict an employee's ability to work for a competitor after leaving his job. These states view noncompetition agreements as unfair restrictions on trade that are against public policy. They also contend that noncompetes stifle creativity and innovation because employees cannot leave their employer and "create" the next new thing. That's the backbone of the law in California, which is home to Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. Read More...