Non-Compete agreements



Opportunity knocks. You find yourself at the doorstep of a lucrative career move. The chance to turn the corner has arrived. Your hard work has paid off, but will you be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor? It all depends. One question comes to mind: Did you sign a non-compete agreement?



Whereas a patent awards the holder a monopoly on a certain product, a non-compete clause grants your employer a temporary monopoly on you. If deemed enforceable, a non-compete may prevent you from earning a living in the industry you know best. The stakes are high. Your livelihood needs to be protected. Time is of the essence.



The Law Offices of Michael R. St. Louis litigates non-compete issues on behalf of employees. Massachusetts courts carefully scrutinize the circumstances surrounding non-compete agreements when determining enforceability. Our experience allows us to quickly isolate the factors that may render a non-compete invalid. Below is a sampling of just some of the issues that must be brought to a court's attention:



  1. Is the Agreement reasonably limited in both time and geographic scope?
  2. Is the Agreement necessary to protect the employer's legitimate business interests?
  3. Is the Agreement supported by adequate consideration?



Preventative measures pay dividends. If your employer requests that you sign a non-competition agreement, enlist our knowledge to ensure that your interests are safeguarded. Avoiding landmines today may prevent the need to embark in litigation later. When proceeding in court becomes necessary, rely on the Law Offices of Michael R. St. Louis to aggressively defend your right to work.





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