Tag: noncompete


Case Study: Employer’s Aggressive Tactics Allow Court to Deny Enforcement of Noncompete

November 14, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Massachusetts enacted significant noncompete reform in 2018. Under Massachusetts law, noncompete agreements entered after October 1, 2018, can only be used and enforced if they comply with the standards of the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (MNAA). Unless all the MNAA […]

Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Focus on Noncompetes Increases After the Great Resignation

October 3, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’re hearing from business clients what we’re all seeing in the headlines: Employees are hard to hire and retain these days. “The Great Resignation” is a new phrase used to describe the unprecedented level of employee movement in the past […]


Can Hypotheticals Render Restrictive Covenants Unenforceable?

September 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

On July 14, 2022, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a former employee in a dispute over whether two uniquely worded restrictive covenants against him violated Wisconsin law. The case presents new considerations regarding what employers can […]


DOJ Urges State Court to Use Antitrust Principles to Invalidate Noncompetes

April 19, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Noncompete agreements between employers and their employees traditionally are governed by state law. But that didn’t stop the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from recently filing a statement of interest encouraging a Nevada state court to […]


Washington Law Limiting Noncompetes Takes Effect January 1

December 4, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Washington’s new law significantly restricting employers’ use of noncompetition agreements takes effect January 1, 2020. In addition to limiting the use of noncompetes, the law provides for generous damages when an individual successfully claims a noncompete is unenforceable. The new […]