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New Massachusetts Law Restricting Noncompetition Agreements

On August 10, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill substantially limiting the use of noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts. The new Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act of 2018 (the “Noncompetition Law”) applies to all post-employment noncompetition agreements entered into on or after October 1, 2018 between an employer and an employee or otherwise arising out of an employment relationship. It also broadly applies to independent contractors and includes any “forfeiture for competition” agreement.

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Update on Form I-9


Time to Read: 1 minutes Practices: Labor & Employment

As noted in Ropes & Gray's client alert of November 16, 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has now announced in the Federal Register that the new, revised Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) must be used in place of the old form starting on December 26, 2007. The notice states that employers who fail to use the revised Form I-9 on or after December 26 will be subject to fines and penalties. 

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