Why does the non compete say I should have a lawyer review it?
Understanding Your Right to Review and Consider a Non Compete Before Signing
If you have been given a non compete agreement to sign in Massachusetts, it should state that you have ten days to review and, and that you can consult an attorney before signing.
That language is in there because the new Non Compete Law requires it. Assuming you are actually given ten days to consider the agreement, this is also an important opportunity for you to get clarity on what you are agreeing to, and what risks it creates for you the next time you change jobs.
You may be able to read and understand most of the agreement. You may also have done some online research and have some familiarity with the requirements of the Non Compete Law. It is still a good idea, however, to use that time to consult with an experienced employment lawyer. This is because there are nuances in the law about what can and cannot be enforced, and also because the scope of the restrictions is often worded in a way that can be difficult to understand.
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