Following a current trend, on August 10th, 2018 the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law a statute governing non-compete agreements, restricting their potential scope, and in certain circumstances requiring employees constrained by them to receive pay for the duration of the restriction. Massachusetts is now yet another state with legislation meaningfully impacting the relationship between employers and employees with regard to restrictive covenants. California, Montana, and North Dakota have already passed similar laws.
It will be interesting to see whether this trend continues or impacts the laws or courts in the Tri-State area. The Boyd Law Group, PLLC we will be watching carefully.