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+ - MA Governor Wants Non-Compete Agreements Outlawed. Will it Matter?

curtwoodward writes: Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts say the state's legal enforcement of non-competition agreements hurts innovation — if you're going to get sued by Big Company X, you're probably not going to leave for a startup in the same industry. But those contracts have powerful supporters, including EMC, which is by far the state's largest tech company. Gov. Deval Patrick is finally picking a side in the debate by introducing his own bill to outlaw non-competes and adopt trade-secrets protections instead. Just one catch: he's a lame duck, and will be out of office in January.
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MA Governor Wants Non-Compete Agreements Outlawed. Will it Matter?

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Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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