Non-Compete Agreements

The Massachusetts Non-competition Agreement Act went into effect on October 1, 2018. The new law, which applies to both employees and independent contractors, generally bans employment-related non-compete agreements in Massachusetts, unless they meet certain statutory requirements.

Our seasoned Employment Law attorneys provide employers in Massachusetts with a thorough review of their existing forms of non-competition agreements to ensure compliance with the new requirements and to ensure that their hiring practices comply with the notice requirements of the law.

We also advise clients prior to entering into a non-compete agreement or other restrictive covenants. Our attorneys administer a thorough review and explanation of the agreement and its potential impact on future employment. Clients with existing non-compete agreements or restrictive covenants, who plan on leaving employment, often seek our advice and review of the agreement to negotiate a release. These agreements can often be the difference between finding employment in a chosen field or forgoing said employment during the life of the agreement.