UPDATE: Governor Charlie Baker signed the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act on August 10, 2018. The law goes into effect on October1, 2018. Read more about the Noncompetition Act here.
On July 31, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature adopted long awaited legislation (the “Non-Compete Legislation”) that would restrict the use of noncompetition agreements by for-profit business entities. If signed by Governor Charlie Baker, the new legislation would become effective on October 1, 2018, and would be applicable to noncompetition agreements entered into on or after that date.