Framingham 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 frequently called "non-compete" clauses". An employee who signs them either does so as a condition to employment or they may 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 important 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 agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Framingham that is unreasonably broad.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a rational way to the employer's industry. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

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

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you may want to hire a Framingham, Massachusetts attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or may even draft a new one that is acceptable to both parties Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Framingham

Framingham is home to approximately 68,318 people. It is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

The city is known for its beautiful parks. Popular ones include Bowditch Field, Butterworth Park, Winch Park, Callahan State Park, Danforth Park, Cushing Park and Cochituate State Park.

The city has three major business districts--"The Golden Triangle," Downtown/South Framingham and West Framingham. It has many small business and office complexes which significantly help support the city's economy. In these offie complexes, many attorneys have established their law offices. Therefore, residents need not travel far to have their legal needs taken care of.

All in all, Framingham offers residents a wonderful quality of life with a community-like spirit!

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