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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