Non-Compete Agreements and Disputes - Austin
Contact our Austin office and schedule a consultation with an Austin employment lawyer to discuss your non-competition agreement and learn about your rights if a dispute arises. Many employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements. Afterwards, employers may threaten to take legal action against employees who have been terminated or leave their employment. The simple presence of a non-compete agreement does not mean that the entire agreement is enforceable. However, it is also may be possible that the agreement is fully enforceable. To learn more about your rights and to discuss your non-compete agreement, schedule a consultation with an Austin employment lawyer in our law firm.
Many Texas employees are subject to non-compete agreements. However, it is often difficult to understand whether the agreement, in its entirety, is enforceable. If you are subject to a non-compete agreement, you should review the agreement with an employment lawyer prior to signing or violating the non-competition agreement An Austin employment lawyer with our firm may be able to help you understand your rights.
Texas courts consider numerous factors when determining whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable. These factors include time limitations on working for a competitor, geographic limitations on employment, limitations on scope of employment, and other conditions listed in the agreement. Additionally, courts consider whether the non-compete agreement is part of an otherwise enforceable agreement, something that is often missed by an employer. These factors may weigh in your favor if a claim arises.
If you are subject to a non-compete agreement with your employer and are considering changing positions, schedule a consultation with an Austin employment lawyer with our Austin office today. In certain circumstances, it may be better to learn about your options before giving notice to your current employer.Non-Disclosure Agreements in Texas
Many employers require employees to sign an agreement stating that the employee will not disclose the employer's confidential information to a competitor. Although the law may also prohibit such disclosures, employment agreements provide additional protections for an employer. If your employer brings a claim against you for violations of a non-disclosure agreement, contact our law firm to schedule a consultation with an Austin employment lawyer.
The common law often prohibits an employer from disclosing confidential information to a competitor. Confidential information is normally information that is not generally known to the public. For example, an employer's plan to extend its business into a new market is not generally known by the public until the employer makes a public announcement. However, this area of law is complicated and depends heavily on the facts of each issue that arises. To understand your rights, contact an Austin employment lawyer in our office today to schedule a consultation.
If you are involved in a dispute regarding a non-compete agreement, non-disclosure agreement, misappropriation of a trade secret, or any other employment related dispute, contact one an Austin employment lawyer in our office today. In a consultation, we will discuss the law and what options you may have to protect your rights and minimize your risk of liability.