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Katy Non-Compete Agreements

Non-Compete Agreements for Clients throughout 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.

What is a Non-Compete Agreement in Texas?

Texas law requires that the terms of a non-compete agreement be reasonable. A Texas non-compete or non-competition agreement is designed to limit the place and nature of work an employee can do.

The agreement should not impose a greater restraint on trade than is necessary to protect legitimate business interests. And it must be part of an otherwise enforceable employment agreement.

Most often, non-compete agreements are designed to prevent an employee from leaving their job and competing with their former employer for clients or business.

While Texas wants to encourage businesses and to promote healthy business competition, it also allows employers to require employees to sign non-compete agreements that protect their 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.

Severance Agreements

If you were offered a severance agreement during a layoff, the Law Office of Shane McClelland can help you protect your rights. Severances can legally bind you in a manner that may make it difficult or impossible to continue your career by restricting your ability to seek employment elsewhere in your employer’s area of business.

Contact our Texas Severence/Non-Compete Agreement Attorney

Before you sign a severance or non-compete agreement, let attorney Shane McClelland review the terms of your agreements. He’ll help you identify areas of this contract where you may be foregoing your rights you wish to preserve. Reach out to us for help with your agreements today!

Get started today with a free consultation. Call (713) 242-1302 for an appointment.

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