Ban On Non-Compete Deals Gains Momentum On Beacon Hill

April 30, 2014 11:25 AM
Ban On Non-Compete Deals Gains Momentum On Beacon Hill
" BOSTON (AP) — A push to eliminate so-called non-compete agreements in Massachusetts is gaining momentum on Beacon Hill.

Gov. Deval Patrick has said the agreements — designed to discourage workers in high-tech companies from quitting and taking their skills to a competitor — are stifling competition.

On Tuesday the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development backed a bill that mirrors Patrick’s proposal.

Patrick has said tougher protections for trade secrets are a better solution to prevent workers from sharing information with new employers "

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