Non-Compete Agreements

Contact our Dallas employment lawyers to discuss your non-compete agreement. Non-Compete Agreements are common in the workplace. Texas law regarding the enforceability of non-compete agreements is complex and constantly evolving. Several recent court decisions have modified the enforceability of non-compete agreements in Texas. If you would like to discuss a non-compete agreement, contact Dallas employment attorney Stacy Cole today. We will meet with you to help you better understand your employment rights.

Many employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of employment. These agreements normally require an employee to promise not to compete against the employer or work for a competitor within a specific geographic location for a specified period of time. These provisions are often extremely broad. When considering whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable, the court will likely consider:

  • The length of time an employee is prohibited from competing against an employer;
  • The geographic limitation where an employee is prevented from competing against the employer;
  • The range of employment positions that are covered by the agreement; and
  • Whether the non-compete agreement was entered into as part of an otherwise enforceable agreement.

A court has the power to modify a non-compete agreement if the agreement is determined to be overly broad.

What if I Am Sued by My Employer?

An employer may attempt to sue a previous employee for breach of a non-compete agreement. If you entered into a non-compete agreement and are thinking about leaving your current position, it is important to visit with an employment law firm to learn about your rights. Knowing your rights from the start will help you reduce the risk of litigation.

Dallas employment attorney Stacy Cole understands non-compete agreements. Contact our Texas employment law firm today if you would like to discuss your non-compete agreement.