Quincy 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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be challenging to know beforehand. While the employer?s interests are significant, Massachusetts courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. A court will usually hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Quincy that is excessively large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of 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?

Before you sign any documents that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Quincy, Massachusetts attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Quincy

Quincy is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts It has many nicknames. Some are the "City of Presidents," "City of Legends," and the "Birthplace of the American Dream." It is located in Boston's Metropolitan area, with a population of around 92,271 people. It is the eighth largest city in the state.

Quincy is a heavy manufacturing center, with granite manufacturing being the highest industry. Companies such as Boston Financial Data Services, Stop Shop Supermarket chain, and Arbella Mutual Insurance Company have a presence in Quincy.

Being a part of Boston, residents have access to the superb legal force in Boston. Boston is home to many top tier firms that train ivy-league-educated attorneys to provide clients with the best legal services possible. Thus, residents can rest assure that any and every of their legal inquiries can easily be handled.

Famous residents include Ruth Gordon, Billy DeWolfe, Brooks Adams, Lee Remick, and Wilbert Robinson.

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