Non Competition clauses are sometimes included in employment agreements in order to protect trade secrets, but they limit your professional opportunities
In Massachusetts, a non-competition clause is an employee agreement to not enter into or start a similar business that would directly compete against a current employer. They are used to protect a business’ confidential information, but they are not always legally enforceable.
An overly broad non-competition agreement can prohibit an employee from working anywhere else. Generally, non-compete clauses are only enforceable to the extent necessary to protect the employer using determining factors and reasonable limitations, including some of the following: