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  • In The Weeds: A Close Inspection Of The Massachusetts Legislature’s Garden Leave Push

    The Massachusetts Legislature has spent the past several years seeking to regulate the use of restrictive covenant agreements in the Commonwealth. Despite repeatedly falling short in that initiative, the 2017 legislative session strongly signaled the Legislature’s enduring interest in this subject by introducing a whopping eight new competing bills. In an article posted on our...… Continue Reading The post In The Weeds: A Close Inspection Of The Massachusetts Legislature’s Garden Leave Push appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
    December 28, 2017
  • White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements

    The assault on non-compete agreements has continued in a significant way, as outlined in our web article, White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements.  The latest White House document, coupled with prior reports from the White House and Treasury Department, as well as actions initiated by the Attorney General of New York and the Attorney … Continue Reading The post White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
    November 2, 2016
  • President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law on May 11, 2016 by President Obama.  A review of the law and its impact on employers can be found here. Continue Reading The post President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
    May 11, 2016
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law

    For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly supports” the legislation. The DTSA will become effective upon … Continue Reading The post Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
    April 28, 2016
  • First Circuit Defines “Solicitation” Broadly

    The First Circuit Court of Appeals issued its most significant decision to date on non-solicitation provisions in restrictive covenants by upholding a preliminary injunction in Corporate Technologies, Inc. v. Harnett, No. 13-1706 (August 23, 2013). The court affirmed a decision from the District of Massachusetts granting a preliminary injunction to an employer whose former employee used … Continue reading First Circuit Defines “Solicitation” Broadly
    September 25, 2013

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