Recent Developments in Noncompete Litigation & Employment Arbitration Agreements

Noncompetition and arbitration agreements have recently received considerable attention in the employment world. The Massachusetts state legislature nearly passed legislation that would have considerably changed the landscape in the noncompete context. This proposed legislation is likely to resurface next year. In addition, recent federal and state court cases demonstrate that judges are more willing to enforce employee arbitration agreements, which require employment disputes to go before a neutral arbitrator rather than a judge and jury. These agreements often help employers avoid costly litigation expenses.

Employers should be aware of the pros and cons of these employment agreements. We encourage employers currently using noncompetition or arbitration agreements, or those who are thinking about implementing them in their business practices, to join us for this briefing. Skoler Abbott attorneys will discuss:

  • Overview of noncompetition agreements
  • Common mistakes made by employers
  • Recommended strategies for improving noncompete agreements
  • Changes to noncompete law on the horizon?
  • How do arbitration agreements work?
  • Advantages and disadvantages to arbitration
  • Class and collective action waivers: avoiding dreaded multi-plaintiff actions
  • Case law update

The program will also feature a Q&A session so you can ask questions or provide comments related to this topic.

Attorneys:  Timothy Murphy and John Gannon

October 16, 2014
Sheraton Springfield
Boland Way
Springfield, MA  01144

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR BREAKFAST BRIEFING THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014.  ATTORNEY SUSAN FENTIN WILL DISCUSS THE EEOC’S NEW GUIDELINES ON THE PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT.

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Cost for either Briefing:  $25.00
(Please make check payable to:  Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.) 

8:00 am – 8:30 am          Continental Breakfast/Registration

8:30 am – 10:00 am        Program/Questions


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