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Katy Non-Compete Agreements Attorney

Non-Compete Agreements in Texas

In a non-compete, the employee or seller of the business agrees not to engage in competing business for a specific period of time and in a certain geographical area. Texas law requires that the terms of a non-compete agreement be reasonable. The agreement should not impose a greater restraint on trade than is necessary to protect legitimate business interests.

Ensuring Fair & Legal Agreements for Both Employers & Employees

There is a lot at stake for employers and employees when entering into non-compete agreements. Texas law requires that non-compete agreements be reasonable and ancillary to another agreement. Otherwise, the court may reform the agreement to bring it into compliance with the law.

Because each situation is unique, you should consult with a non-compete agreement lawyer in Katy for advice regarding your contract. The Law Office of Shane McClelland can evaluate your agreement and advise you of the legal options that are in your best interest.

For more information about the enforcement of non-compete agreements, call (713) 242-1302 to arrange a free consultation.

Ancillary to Another Agreement

At the time a non-compete agreement is established, it must be part of another enforceable agreement. For example, a common agreement that is also included with a non-compete is a confidentiality agreement or non-solicitation agreement.

Reasonableness in Non-Compete Agreements

The terms of a non-compete agreement need to be reasonable according to Texas Law. For example, goodwill, confidential information, or trade secrets may be protected by this type of agreement to prevent an employee from taking proprietary information to a competitor.

The agreement must contain reasonable limitations as to:

  • Time
  • Geography
  • Scope

This area of law is complex and the law is continually changing, so it is important to seek the advice of an experienced non-compete agreements attorney in Katy to understand how the law applies to your unique situation. At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, we have extensive knowledge of case law and the requirements for non-compete agreements. Shane McClelland can evaluate the specifics of your agreement to determine if it meets the standards set by Texas law.

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