Hearing on MA Noncompete Bill

The Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development has officially announced that it will be conducting a hearing on, among other things, the Massachusetts noncompete bill on September 15. The hearing starts at 10:30 in Room A-1.

The bill (i.e., the bill that Representatives Lori Ehrlich, Will Brownsberger, and Alice Peisch have sponsored, and of which I am the lead drafter) is currently scheduled 5th on the agenda. Details about the bill can be found here.

The hearing will also cover the bill filed by Representative Sheila Harrington to ban noncompetes, which is currently scheduled 7th on the agenda. (That bill is similar to California’s approach and differs from the other bill, which takes a more balanced approach.)