AN ACT PROHIBITING RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 135B the following section:-
Section 135C. A contract or agreement creating or establishing the terms of a partnership, employment, or any other form of professional relationship with a social worker licensed under this chapter that includes a restriction of the right of the social worker to practice in any geographic area for any period of time after termination of the partnership, employment or professional relationship shall be void and unenforceable with respect to that restriction. This section shall not render void or unenforceable the remainder of the contract or agreement.
Approved August 23, 2008