Non Competition clauses are sometimes included in employment agreements in order to protect trade secrets, but they limit your professional opportunities

We aim to limit disruptions in career advancement


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:

  • Geographical location of two competing businesses
  • Length of time to wait before initiating competition
  • Promotion of an actual business interest
  • Restriction of an employee’s right to earn a living

Contact Maura Greene Law Group to ensure your non-competition agreement is fair and legal.