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Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick plans to propose legislation that will curtail the use of non-compete agreements by high-tech companies trying to keep employees from joining rivals. The move has drawn fire from companies like Hopkinton-based EMC, which has used non-compete agreements and other legal tactics against employees who move to competitors. Patrick wants Massachusetts to join California and other states that have adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which purports to prevent workers from taking employers’ intellectual property to other businesses.

Story posted at: bostonglobe.com

  1. For analyst firms here in MA this will make a big difference! IDC has ridiculous pacts….

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    1. I hear the same re Forrester, also in Mass. And Gartner, which is everywhere i think. thanks for your comment.

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  2. Critical need.

    I know many folks in Tech area have avoided Mass companies and work for California companies remotely due to Non-Compete Clause.

    This will open up the market and make it as fluid as California.

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