An economic development bill released Monday by a Massachusetts Senate committee revives attempts to regulate non-compete agreements during the final days of the legislative session. "Non-competes have been increasingly overused in Massachusetts," said Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. "I think they in many cases are unfair to workers and their ability to earn an income and support themselves and their families." Lewis added that when enforced broadly, non-compete agreements can "stifle innovation and can hurt the state's economy." Businesses use non-compete agreements to prohibit employees from going to work for a competitor and sharing inside knowledge. They are frequently used in industries like tech, finance and pharmaceuticals. But employees have complained that companies are going too far -- for example, restaurants or camps are using non-competes to prevent hourly employees from working for a … [Read more...] about Massachusetts lawmakers revive bill regulating non-compete agreements
Express-News Editorial Board Published 5:13 pm CDT, Monday, July 23, 2018 Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT /SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A banner in a hallway at San Antonio Independent School District's Lamar Elementary School claims a five-star status in 2013. Neither the vendor of the STAAR test nor the TEA can claim such a grade. A banner in a hallway at San Antonio Independent School District's Lamar Elementary School claims a five-star status in 2013. Neither the vendor of the STAAR test nor the TEA can claim such a grade. Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT /SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS TEA earns non-passing score on STAAR testing process 1 / 1 Back to Gallery One problem-free year out of three is not good when it comes a vendor’s success rate in administering state mandated standardized … [Read more...] about TEA earns non-passing score on STAAR testing process
Carmel-based dermatology clinic, Booth Dermatology, is the first in central Indiana to use a new high-tech treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer. Dr. Sally Booth says the new non-invasive treatment requires no scalpels, no cutting or no stitches and is designed to treat the two most common forms of skin cancer. … [Read more...] about Clinic Adapting Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment
Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — Keeping in line with a statewide trend, lawyers had hoped to free a Chattooga County man today who is serving 30 years for selling less than a gram of cocaine. But now they're not so confident. As they have in 20 other successful cases, attorneys with the Southern Center for Human Rights filed a motion asking Judge Ralph Van Pelt Jr. to send William Henry Adams home, arguing that he received an unusually long prison sentence for a non-violent drug offense. In 1997, a jury convicted Adams, 55, of two counts of possession of cocaine and two counts of sale of cocaine. Because he had been convicted of three previous felonies, the prosecutor could demand that Adams receive the harshest possible punishment. That meant three decades in state prison without the possibility of parole. He is not scheduled for release until 2027. But in a filing last month, attorneys Jon Dennis, Atteyah Hollie and Kate Morris lobbied Van … [Read more...] about Judges across Georgia are releasing non-violent drug offenders. This judge said no.
The St. Bonaventure men's basketball team will host six non-conference games this season, the team announced in a press release. The Bonnies will open their season with a home game against Bucknell Nov. 7 and will then host Jackson State three days later on Nov. 10. This is the second year in a row Jackson State will travel to St. Bonaventure, with the Bonnies coming out on top 72-58 last year. St. Bonaventure will host Big 4 rivals Canisius on Nov. 28 and Buffalo on Dec. 8. This will be the 167th time the Bonnies have played the Griffs, and the Bonnies have won four of the last five meetings. The Bonnies have also won the last four meetings with the Bulls, but three of those came by single-digit margins. The Bonnies will also host Delaware State on Dec. 1 and Siena on Dec. 6. St. Bonaventure will return just two starters from last year's 26-8 team that made the NCAA tournament. Coach Mark Schmidt will head the team for the 12th season. … [Read more...] about St. Bonaventure men’s basketball to host six non-conference games