Non Compete Lawyer Cambridge MA
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Non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements are generally enforceable in Massachusetts, provided that no exceptions apply and that the restrictive covenants serve a legitimate business purpose, as opposed to simply being designed to prevent competition.
A non compete and/or non solicitation agreement is/are a contract(s), and Courts have wide latitude in deciding whether or not a non-compete or non-solicitation clause is enforceable. In deciding whether or not to enforce a restrictive covenant, courts will balance an employee’s right to work in their chosen field, against an employer’s legitimate business need to prevent or restrict the employee from working for a competitor or from servicing clients of the former employer. Enforcement of non compete and non solicitation agreements for purely anti-competitive reasons–that is, to prevent a competitor from utilizing the skills of a particular employee to gain an advantage in the marketplace–is prohibited, and will generally not be enforced by either Massachusetts state or federal courts . Some of the factors a court will consider in deciding whether or not to enforce a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement include whether the restriction:
- Is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the employer;
- Is limited in scope and geography;
- Is harmful to the public interest; and
- Is reasonable under the circumstances.
The non compete lawyers at Bennett & Belfort, located in Cambridge, MA, will help draft and litigate non compete disputes, both on the side of employers and employees. Litigating non compete agreements from both the perspective of the employer and employee, gives us the insight to understand how each side may view the dispute.
There are a number of considerations when it comes to drafting and/or litigating a non compete clause in Massachusetts.
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Our Non Compete Agreement Lawyers in Cambridge MA
Bennett & Belfort, P.C.’s non compete lawyers in Cambridge MA offer help with the following legal matters:
- Contract Disputes and legal issues related to breach of contract
- Restrictive Covenants, including non compete agreements and non solicitation agreements
- Business disputes
- Unfair Competition & Business Torts
- Partnership Disputes & Shareholder Disputes
- Non Compete Agreementsmployment Litigation, such as severance agreements, sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour disputes
- Real Estate Litigation
Businesses who wish to protect their proprietary information and wish to prevent employees from working for competitors should have carefully drafted noncompete and nonsolitication restrictions in their employment agreements.
Employees who are asked to sign a non compete or non solicitation clause (or any other restrictive covenant) as part of their employment, should seek advice from a lawyer.
If you need assistance with a dispute involving a non compete agreement, non solicitation agreement, or any other restrictive covenant, we suggest seeking legal advice prior to signing anything.
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The non compete Cambridge, MA attorneys at Bennett & Belfort, P.C. are ready to handle your legal situation today.
We strive to provide cost-effective, innovative solutions to complex legal matters.
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