From JDSupra, Dawn Mertineit, Katherine Perrelli, and Erik Weibust discuss proposed legislation that would limit non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. This legislation would apply to independent contractors and employees. Dawn, Katherine and Erik write:
The bill also defines “employee” to include independent contractors, notwithstanding the many fundamental differences between employees and independent contractors under Massachusetts law. It’s unclear why the committee chose to define “employee” in this way, given that its definition as drafted seems to have no rational tie to “employee” as that term is used in other laws.
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