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Would you like to get rid of the one-year non-compete agreement that can prevent you from taking a new job, which your co-workers in California or India are free to take?
If Massachusetts adopted a California-like ban on non-competes, wages for the average Massachusetts technical professional would increase by 7% according to the latest research.
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To Compete Better, States Are Trying to Curb Noncompete Pacts – New York Times
Non-compete clauses prompt an American backlash – Financial Times
Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary – Computerworld
“We applaud EARN’s efforts to negotiate to eliminate the non-compete agreements in its members’ employment contracts. We’ve offered our advice to help make this new model for negotiating non-competes successful.” – Greg Junemann, President, IFPTE
“IEEE’s Worcester (Mass.) Section supports EARN’s efforts to reduce the burden of non-competes on Massachusetts technology professionals. Non-compete agreements lower the Massachusetts technology workforce’s ability to respond to changing market conditions, and thereby reduce the flexibility and competitiveness of the Bay State’s economy. These agreements can have a chilling effect on individual professionals’ ability to pursue careers they have studied hard and invested to achieve. A one year non-compete is equally damaging as it makes it impossible to maintain career continuity or to pursue a bona fide offer in a similar field. We would support specific intellectual property exclusions to protect corporate trade secrets rather than blanket restrictions on responsible professionals.” – C. Vernon Gaw, Chair, Worcester County Section, IEEE