Non Compete Agreement Review
You Have a Right to Legal Advice Before Signing a Non-Compete- We Can Help
In years past, when you were offered a job you would accept, then on your first day of work find yourself signing a stack of papers, including a non compete agreement. You have no chance to review it beforehand, and no chance to negotiate it. Of course you sign it, because it is a requirement of the job that you have worked so hard to get,
But the rules in Massachusetts have changed- the new Massachusetts Non Compete Law became effective October 1, 2018. From that date forward your prospective employer must give you ten days to review and consider a non compete agreement, and must encourage you to get legal advice before signing it.
Well, that's great, but who do you call? Will it cost you thousands of dollars, and do you know any lawyers who specialize in non competes? That's where we come in.
At slnlaw, we have helped hundreds of people with non competes over the years, and have thoroughly analyzed the new non compete law and how it changes or doesn't change the rules as they have always existed. We can help people like you make an informed decision about whether to agree to a non compete clause and how you can protect your rights under state law once you take the job.
Non Compete Review in Three Easy Steps
Step One: Request a Legal Review
You can call us at (781) 784-2322, or click here to submit your request online. We know sometimes time is tight, and you may be getting pressure to make a decision about the non compete. For that reason we offer a same day turnaround on our review of your agreement if we receive your request by 2:00 pm, and next business day turnaround if we receive your request later than that.
If you are unable to reach out to us before 2:00 pm and have an urgent need for a same day review (for example, if you are reaching the end of your ten day review period), just let us know when you reach out and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Step Two: Your Attorney Consultation
We will set you up for an appointment with one of our attorneys- you are more than welcome to come see us in our offices in Sharon, but we are also happy to speak by phone or video conference if that is more convenient for you. We will ask you for a copy of your non compete agreement ahead of time, and our attorneys will review it prior to your appointment.
Our goal is not only to help you understand the non compete provision, but also to give you clarity about the entire agreement, including provisions that are not affected by the new laws.
The appointment itself should take an hour or less, but we will give it as much time as you need to have a clear understanding of your agreement, and to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
Need Help With a Non Compete Agreement?
Just Looking for Information?
Watch this short video for a simple explanation of the new Massachusetts non compete law and what we can do for you:
Step Three: Your Decision
Once you have an understanding about whether and to what extent you may be restricted by the agreement, you can make an informed decision about whether the job you have been offered is worth the risks. If you decide to sign the agreement, and later have any issues or problems with your employer relating to the non compete, you will have a credit for the first hour of any time you need with our lawyers to address those issues.
Ready to Get Started?
You can call us at (781) 784-2322, or click here to submit your request online. We look forward to hearing from you!