Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Perils of Promotions: Your Noncompete May be in Jeopardy

Many employers require that new hires sign a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement as a condition of hire.  Companies expect that these agreements will be valid and enforceable when the employee leaves, even if the employee and his or her job evolve over time.  In 2004, this basic assumption was called into question as a result of three successive decisions by Massachusetts Superior Court judges which held that a noncompete signed at an employee’s hire may later become unenforceable due to changed circumstances in the employee’s job. … More