More and more, employers are requiring employees to sign contracts in which the employee agrees that he or she will not go to work for a competitor. While employers are trying to protect their proprietary business interests, these agreements can hamper employees when it is time to move on to a new opportunity.
Are non-compete agreements legal? Often times, they are legal and enforceable. Whether your particular non-compete agreement is enforceable depends on many factors including when you signed it, the nature of your current employer’s business and the nature of your proposed new employer’s business. Each non-compete agreement is worded differently and each employer’s business is different, so interpretation of non-compete agreements can be tricky.
At Miller Employment Law, if you are thinking about changing jobs and you have signed a non-compete agreement, we can advise you on the enforceability of your non-compete agreement, and assist you with your job change strategy.
If you’ve already changed jobs and your employer is claiming that you’ve violated your non-compete agreement, we can advise you of your rights, assist you with a strategy to remain employed, and represent you in Massachusetts state or federal court.
If you have questions about a non-compete agreement, please contact us: