Anti-Raiding Provision Upheld by Massachusetts High Court

From Jackson Lewis PC, Colin A. Thakkar and Erik J. Winton discusses a recent case which upheld an anti-raiding provision in an agreement in connection with the sale of the business. Colin and Erik write: The Automile Decision In November 2007, Matthew McGovern (McGovern) became a founding member, as well as the Chief Financial Officer, of Prime Motor Group […]

That Was Quick—Massachusetts Legislature Seeks to Clarify 2018 Non-Compete Law, and to Exempt Physician Assistants 

From JDSupra, Erik Weibust provides an update on the efforts by the Massachusetts legislature to clarify the new non-compete law. Erik write: Last summer, after a decade of fits and starts, and just minutes before the end of the 2018 legislative session, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed comprehensive non-compete reform, which went into effect on October 1, 2018. […]

Noncompetes with Massachusetts Employees: Subsidizing a Former Employee’s “Garden Leave” 

From JDSupra, Lori Caron Silveira provides a terrific review of Massachusetts non-compete law. Lori writes: Effective October 1, 2018, employers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other states seeking to hold Massachusetts employees to noncompete agreements must meet the requirements of a new law passed by the Massachusetts Legislature entitled, “An Act Relative to Judicial Enforcement of […]

Massachusetts Employers: Protect Your Documents 

From JDSupra, Fisher Phillips provide excellent advice on handling confidential information. Fisher Phillips writes: An important new Supreme Judicial Court decision has paved the way for Massachusetts employees pursuing certain discrimination claims to engage in what the court has dubbed “self-help discovery.” This new variant of “discovery” would permit employees, in certain circumstances, to lawfully […]

Massachusetts Court finds Memorized Client Lists Can Constitute Confidential Information 

From Lexology, Robert O. Sheridan and Shaniqua L. Singleton discuss a recent case in which a client list that an employee remembered constituted “confidential information” and was protected by the terms of an employment agreement. Robert and Shaniqua write: The defendant, a financial consultant at Fidelity Brokerage Services (“Fidelity”), signed an employment agreement in 2016 that prohibited […]

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Non-Compete Law

From JDSupra, Colin Thakker and Erik Winton discuss the Massachusetts non-compete law. Colin and Erik write: The Legislature has attempted for nearly a decade to negotiate a bill that could pass both the House and Senate. For more on the state’s contentious non-compete reform efforts, see Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation – A Walk Through the ‘Garden’ […]