Protection Through Noncompete And Nonsolicitation Agreements

Employers are concerned about employees leaving and taking valuable skills or knowledge to competing companies. One method of protection is to require employees to sign non-solicitation and non-compete agreements. Our firm can answer your questions and guide you through these types of employment agreements.

At Seder & Chandler, LLP, our Worcester and Westborough non-competition agreement lawyers have guided both employers and employees through a wide range of disputes involving employment contracts. Our ability to see a dispute from both sides allows us to effectively negotiate, mediate or litigate based on the needs of clients. We understand that each client and every dispute are different, and our depth of knowledge in employment law helps us to direct the matter to a successful resolution in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.

As skilled Massachusetts business law attorneys, we have represented both employees and employers through contract disputes. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge to reach a beneficial resolution through either courtroom litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Employers: Non-disclosure, non-compete and other types of employment contracts can protect a business from losing internal business practices, data, trade secrets and confidential information. If you believe a contract was violated, we can help you seek an injunction to prevent the disclosure of confidential information (such as customer lists and product pricing) and, in certain circumstances, obtain damages and reasonable attorneys' fees.

Employees: Non-compete or non-solicitation agreements can restrict an employee or former employee from working within a specific geography for a specific time period. Sometimes, these restrictions may prevent a former employer from finding gainful employment. We can help review your specific contract and determine how Massachusetts contract and employment laws apply to your particular case. In some instances, we may be able to argue that the contract is too restrictive or that a material change had taken place with respect to your employment thus rendering the restrictive covenants invalid.

Whether you are an employer attempting to protect your company through the use of non-compete or non-solicitation agreements, or you are an employee being asked to sign contracts, our firm can help. Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation at Worcester or Westborough office locations to discuss your company's specific situation.

For More Information Contact Our Massachusetts Law Firm

With questions regarding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements or any other aspect of business law, we encourage you to contact a lawyer at Seder & Chandler, LLP, in Worcester, central Massachusetts and the MetroWest Boston area. You can also call 508-471-3018.