Everett Non-Compete Agreement

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In general, covenants not to compete involve an employee in the state of Massachusetts who agrees not to work for competitors of their employer when they leave the company. Such covenants are often called "non-compete" clauses". An employee who signs them either does so as a condition to employment or they can receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be difficult. Even if the employee's interests may be significant Massachusetts courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. Some provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Everett that is unreasonably broad.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

You might want to hire an Everett, Massachusetts lawyer to review the covenant before signing any provisions that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Everett

Everett is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is conveniently located near Boston and has a population of around 41,667 (per the 2010 census).

Everett's top employer is the LNG terminal of Massachusetts LLC. The company has an approximate property of around 35 acres in Everett.

Everett is also home to attorneys who have established their practices via small law offices. These attorneys are capable to handle any and every legal inquiry, and focus on providing personalized legal services.

Some famous residents include Pat Bradley, Omar Easy, Pat Hughes, Brian Kelly, Ellen Pompeo, and Martin P. Paone.

Other reasons why Everett is recognized is because it is where ABC's show "Boston's Finest" was set. The 2007 film Gone Baby Gone, starring Ben Affleck, also used Everett as the setting.

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