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Even Massachusetts dogs are hounded by non-compete agreements

Posted by Scott Kirsner  December 23, 2011 12:26 PM

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I've written a lot about the drag that employee non-compete agreements create on our state's innovation economy, but Marty Riskin captures things pretty succinctly with this cartoon, which appeared first in the Marblehead Reporter. (I'm reproducing it here with Riskin's permission.) Lori Ehrlich, referenced in the cartoon, is a state representative who has introduced legislation to limit the way non-competes are used in Massachusetts.

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