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
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
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
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:
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.
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.