non-compete / lawsuit

My husband 35 years old had a heart attack on the job due to stress he was not allowed by his boss to collect workman's comp. I opened the same type of business as my husbands former employer of 14 years and my husband came to work for me. He signed a no-compete agreement good for three years, it has been two years since he quit and the ex-boss is now threating us with a lawsuit for the non- compete and if we hire any of his former employees after they quit. Can he due this.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 25, 2002 9:26 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

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Judith Miller

Whether a non-compete is enforceable depends on the exact language of the agreement, the nature of the business of the prior employer and the nature of the new business. With respect to hiring former employees, again, the language of the non-compete agreement controls whether your husband can hire employees from his former employer.

posted by Judith Miller  |  Feb 26, 2002 12:06 PM [EST]

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