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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Massachusetts

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Lisa Stephanian Burton and Peter J. Mee, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Summary

  • Massachusetts law regulates the use and enforcement of noncompete agreements for employees and independent contractors. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Massachusetts has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.