Calendar of Events

Breakfast Briefing: Non-Competition & Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018

Complying with the New Non-Competition Law & Limiting Exposure for Employment Claims Through the Use of Arbitration Agreements

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Employers Association of the NorthEast’s Training Center
67 Hunt Street, #6, Agawam, MA
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. EST – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST – Program/Questions
Friday, September 28, 2018
Employer’s Association of the NorthEast’s Training Center
15 Midstate Drive, Auburn, MA (Enter at back of building)
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. EST – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST – Program/Questions

Massachusetts contract law is evolving.  Effective October 1, 2018, employers’ ability to enter into valid and enforceable non-competition agreements with their employees will change dramatically.  Did you know that non-exempt employees can’t be prohibited from competing, or that non-competes, in most cases, must be limited to 12 months?
Even if your hands become tied with respect to restricting employees from competing with your business, there are other means by which employers protect their interests, including requiring employees to enter into arbitration agreements that would require them to arbitrate their claims instead of filing an administrative charge or civil action against your organization.  These agreements can help protect your organization against large (and unpredictable) jury verdicts and keep you away from expensive class action litigation.
Join Attorneys Marylou Fabbo and Timothy F. Murphy of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers in New England, for a breakfast briefing on the benefits of entering into non-competition and/or arbitration agreements with employees.  Among other things, the briefing will cover the following topics:

•    An overview of the new non-compete statute
•    What constitutes an enforceable non-competition agreement
•    What restrictions on competition are prohibited
•    What is an arbitration agreement, and how it can benefit your organization
•    When and how to require an employee to agree to arbitrate employment claims
•    What’s involved in the arbitration process

Fee: $25

Contact Jamie Martin at / (413) 737-4753.

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