There are a few things that Boston's startup community generally agrees on: The need for late night T service, investors are too stingy, and non-competes hurt innovation and should be banned. Shepard Davidson, a partner at law firm Burns & Levinson, has litigated to enforce non-competes, and shares why he thinks they should get a second look.
Last month Gov. Deval Patrick formally called for the elimination of noncompete agreements as part of a bill called An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity. The Governor's proposal, and the rallying cry of its various supporters, is firmly based on the premise that noncompete agreements have a negative impact on Massachusetts workers, technological innovation, and the Commonwealth's economy. Read More