It is not specific to Massachusetts, but offers substantial resources on this subject, including surveys in 50 states and The Changing Landscape of Trade Secrets Laws and noncompete Laws Around the Country. A non-compete clause concluded in the context of access to the labour market must meet the following requirements: A unique aspect of Massachusetts` new non-competition clause is the requirement that non-competition agreements contain a „garden holiday clause“ or any other mutually agreed consideration. A „garden leave clause“ requires the employer to pay the worker, for the duration of the non-competition clause, at least 50% of the worker`s highest salary in the last two years of employment. The employer`s obligation to pay for gardening leave is only relieved if the worker breaches the agreement. . . .