Author Archives: mwhitney@whitneylawgroup.com

Abuse of Noncompete Agreements Highlighted in Recent News

Employers Under Fire for Using Noncompete Agreements to Depress Wages and Limit Employee Mobility Always a polarizing topic, the manner in which employers use — and far too often, abuse — noncompete agreements has been making national news lately.

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Mark Elected to Officer Position of the NH Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section

WLG is pleased to announce that Mark Whitney was recently elected to be the Clerk of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association.  Mark has been an active member of the NH Bar since 1995. … Continue reading

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Mark to Present “IP Protection Update for Massachusetts Employers” at MetroWest HRMA (Southborough, MA)

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Mark will be presenting on the topic of “IP Protection Update for Massachusetts Employers” at the monthly meeting of the MetroWest Human Resources Management Association. 

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Mark Recognized (Again) as SuperLawyer by Thompson Reuters

I am happy to announce that I have been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.  This is my 11th year in a row to be selected for this recognition (either as a Rising Star® or SuperLawyer® by … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Noncompete Law Reform Efforts Fall Short, Again

As I have previously reported, the Massachusetts House and Senate recently passed competing versions of noncompete reform bills.  Although the two bills contained many of the same provisions, they also differed in material ways.  See Massachusetts Non-Compete Reform — Current … Continue reading

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Mass Senate Passes VERY Restrictive Non-Compete Reform Bill

On July 14, 2016, the Massachusetts Senate passed its own version of a non-compete reform bill that is MUCH more restrictive than the compromise bill passed unanimously in the House on June 29, 2016. The Senate’s action calls into question … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Non-Compete Reform — Current Status

The question of whether and how to reform the law governing employer use of non-compete agreements is the subject of hot debate on Beacon Hill.  As the current legislative session rushes to a close, the political maneuvering is intensifying.

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House Judiciary Committee Approved Trade Secret Bill on 4/20

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate adopted the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  (S. 1890)  As a clear indication of the strong bi-partisan support the bill enjoyed, the vote was unanimous (87-0).  Shortly afterwards, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Approved Trade Secret Bill

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate adopted the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  As a clear indication of the strong bi-partisan support the bill enjoyed, the vote was unanimous (87-0). For prior posts which examined the DTSA in more depth, … Continue reading

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Recorded Webinar on Restrictive Covenant Strategies Available For Free Download

I recently presented a restrictive covenants strategies seminar entitled “Cutting-Edge Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Other Legal Tools for Protecting Competitive Advantages” live on 3/10/16 and via Webinar on 4/1/16.  If you missed both and are still interested in seeing … Continue reading

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