Employment Law Alert: Round Up of Noncompete Reform Coming to New England

Noncompete reform is taking over the country as more and more states - including four in New England - are making the decision to enact new laws restricting the use of noncompetition agreements by employers. Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island all recently passed legislation that is expected to take effect soon, and a similar …

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Employment Law Alert: Changes to MA Non-Competition Laws Starting October 1

Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements is changing at the end of this month. To date, whether a non-competition agreement is enforceable has been largely a matter of judicial discretion and we invariably looked to case law for guidance. Now, after a decade plus of the Legislature considering the topic, we have a new Massachusetts law effective …

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New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform

MBBP's Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert. As legislative efforts for post-employment noncompetition agreement reforms have remained at a standstill for the past eight years, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo has signaled support for a bill entitled, "Massachusetts Noncompetition Act". If H. 4323 is enacted, employers will have to quickly and carefully revise their employee restrictive agreements …

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MBBP Q1 2012 VC Spotlight: Seed Convertible Note Discounts; Superior Court Ruling on Noncompetition Agreements

Seed Convertible Note Discounts: Reconciling “Stock” and “Liquidation Preference” Premiums By: Jonathan Gworek Convertible notes have become the security of choice for early stage startups looking to raise seed capital. Convertible notes are perceived to be a simpler alternative to preferred stock. When a convertible note converts, it typically does so at a discount to …

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MBBP’s Most Popular Articles of 2010

As we enter 2011, MBBP would like to share a look back on our 10 most popular articles of 2010: Stock Options and Restricted Stock New Treble Damages Requirement Makes Compliance with Wage/Hour Laws Even More Critical The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law A Rose by Any Other Name: Pros and Cons of Pseudonyms Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements …

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