Media mentions

“The Freedom To Leave” Center for American Progress, January 2019.

“Spread of non-compete agreements hurts workers and inhibits entrepreneurs.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 2-19.

“Too many workers are trapped by non-competes.” Bloomberg, November 2018.

“'Money and greed': how non-compete clauses force workers to fight for rights.” The Guardian, November 2018.

“Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses.” ArsTechnica, August 2018.

“Massachusetts Legislature (Finally) Passes Non-Compete Law.” Jackson Lewis, August 2018.

“Time To Kill Non-competes.” Everett Magazine, May 2018.

“The Case Against Non-compete Clauses.” The Economist, May 2018.

“Food for thought: When a startup replaces its founder.” Fortune, February, 2018.

“Tech workforce expert dives deep on non-compete contracts, offering 4 policy recommendations in new report.” Geekwire, February 2018.

“Fordelene ved å bytte jobb sammen med en venn. [on comobility]” Dagens Naeringsliv, January 2018

"Idaho Scales up Non-competes as Others Back Away." Bloomberg Radio, July 2017

Non-compete Pacts, Under Siege, Find Haven in Idaho.” New York Times, July 2017.

How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In.” New York Times, May 2017.

 “Noncompete agreements spread, cutting off the right to a new job.” Seattle Times, May 2017.

Restricting Employment Restrictions.” Yale News, October 2016.

Startups, venture investors frustrated as 'noncompete' deal evaporates.” Boston Globe, Aug 2016.

 “States move to keep noncompete agreements from shackling workers to jobs.” Christian Science Monitor, July 2016.

Why states like Massachusetts are trying to curb noncompete pacts.” Boston.com, June 2016.

 “To Compete Better, States Are Trying to Curb Noncompete Pacts.” New York Times, June 2016.

Other states join Hawaii in banning noncompete agreements.” Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 2016.

 “Why Noncompetes May Do More Harm Than Good.” Forbes, May 2016.

Friends that change jobs together make more money.” MarketWatch, April 2016.

This is the Year Boston Eradicates Noncompetes.” BostInno, February 2016.

That Seemingly Harmless Paper You Signed When You Were Hired ...” AlterNet, Feb 2016.

Your Startup Should Try a Switchback Strategy.” Xconomy, December 2015.

Switchback: The Startup Strategy That Might Be Right for You.” Business News Daily, November 2015.

Shooting for Start-up Success? Take a Detour.” Forbes, October 2015.

Are noncompete agreements hurting tech innovation?” Fortune, July 2015.

State holds hearing on non-compete pacts.” Boston Herald, June 2015.

Ban noncompetes. Do it now.” Slate, June 2015.

Non-compete clauses contribute to Michigan brain drain.” Michigan Radio, March 2015.

Silicon Valley is the world’s innovation capital because of a technicality.” Bloomberg Business, March 2015.

Workers fight back against non-compete agreements.” The Detroit News, January 2015.

Are California and Minnesota the two most innovation-friendly states?” Washington Post, November 2014.

Employers increasingly strive to keep workers happy.” Boston Globe, November 2014.

Are noncompetes a barrier to growth?” MBiz, November 2014.

How Companies Kill Their Employees’ Job Searches.” The Atlantic, October 2014.

 "Pardon the Disruption." The Economist, September 2014.

"Why Disrupters Don't Always Topple Goliaths." Inc, August 2014.

"Taking a Wait-and-See Approach with Disruptive Innovation." TechCrunch, August 2014.

"Uncertain Fate of Non-Competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise  ; Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations." National Law Review, July 2014.

"Noncompete Clauses Increasingly Pop Up In Aray of Jobs." New York Times, June 2014.

"Noncompetes out of control." Boston Herald, June 2014.

"One reason you haven't heard yet for why non-competes must go." BetaBoston, June 2014.

"Tactics put the spotlight on noncompete clauses." Boston Globe, May 2014.

"Time to ditch non-compete agreements to increase entrepreneurial talent, investor says." GeekWire, May 2014.

"Boston's Tech Community Responds to Gov. Patrick's Plan to Ban Non-Competes." BostInno, April 2014.

"Time to get rid of 'noncompete' agreements." Boston Globe, April 2014.

"Scientific Proof Competition is Good for Business." Inc., April 2014.

Mental Borders.” Slate, October 2013.

In bid to keep entrepreneurs, Massachusetts moves to ban non-competes.” Gigaom, September 2013.

Companies Loosen the Handcuffs on Non-competes.” Wall Street Journal, August 2013.

Tide turning against use of non-compete agreements in Mass.” Boston Business Journal, August 2013.

"Set the Creators Free." Wired Magazine, December 2012

"Marblehead state rep eyes non-compete agreements." Marblehead Reporter, 14 December 2011.

"Non-compete Laws Stifling Mass. High Tech Industry." RadioBoston program on National Public Radio affiliate 90.9 WBUR, 29 November 2011.

"Non-compete agreements carry high costs for engineers." IEEE Spectrum, 18 October 2011.

“[Governor] Patrick Threatens Enforcement Ban on Noncompetes.” Boston Business Journal, 16 September 2011.

"Want Your Innovators to Leave? Make Them Sign a Non-compete" CBS Bnet, 21 July 2011.

"Common Sense on Non-competes." Boston Globe, 4 July 2011.

Stop Enforcing Non-competes.” Inc. Magazine, 1 July 2010.

Industry veterans share their dealings with non-compete agreements.” Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology, 7 October 2009.

Non-compete agreements hinder job switchers.” Wall Street Journal / FINS, 10 August 2009.

Non-compete clause changes are in the air again.” Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology, 31 July 2009.

Clause for concern.” Boston Globe, 10 July 2009.

’Til Lawsuits Do Us Part.” IEEE Spectrum, April 2009

Startups stifled by non-competes.” Boston Globe, 21 June 2009.

I signed a non-compete, but now I want a new job.” CNNMoney, 8 April 2009.

“Non-compete pact called bad for innovation.” PC World, 20 June 2008.

The non-compete conundrum: Holding back Bay State tech, or preserving IP?” Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology, February 2008.

Why non-compete means don’t-thrive.” Boston Globe, 30 December 2007.