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Five Tips for Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets

Protecting your trade secrets and proprietary information is a vital part of your business. Every company needs to have policies and agreements in place to prevent employees from stealing property, and wrongfully soliciting your employees and customers when they leave to work for a competitor. Equally important, you must ensure that newly hired employees understand ...
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The Future of Noncompetition Agreements in Massachusetts and Beyond

The landscape of employee noncompetition agreements is in flux: most states allow such agreements and many states have enacted legislation that governs them. In Massachusetts, the legislature has considered proposed noncompete bills in each of the past eight years, but has yet to enact any such legislation. On January 20, 2017, a new noncompete bill ...
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Drafting Agreements to Avoid Picking the Wrong Arbitration Forum

Editor’s note: This article describes a hypothetical situation. Bob has studied the rules of various arbitration providers. He knows an effective advocate chooses the arbitration forum that offers the rules best suited for the particular controversy. So, for instance, “If you want depositions, why not pick an arbitration forum whose rules expressly allow depositions?” Always ...
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