On October 1, 2018, Massachusetts’ new noncompete law for employers and employees goes into effect. This law significantly limits the use of noncompete agreements within the Commonwealth, and incorporates additional unique wholesale changes. Below are highlights of certain provisions of the new law, along with recommendations on how employers can address their existing and future noncompete agreements to comport with the new law.
On August 28, 2018, in Young Man Kim et al. v. M&T Bank, Civil Action No. 17-11810 (ES) (MAH), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Hon. Esther Salas, U.S.D.J.) issued a Memorandum and Order granting PIB Law’s motion to dismiss a putative class action filed by multiple plaintiffs against M&T Bank.