Abilene Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Abilene, TX

In Texas, a covenant not to compete usually requires that, upon leaving the company, an employee agrees not to be employed by their employer's competitors. A covenant not to compete may also be called a "non-compete clause". An employee who signs them either does so as a condition to employment or they may receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to know in advance. Even though the interests of an employer are important, Texas courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude to be reasonable. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include provisions that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Abilene.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are rationally related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, the employer needs to have an acceptable business interest which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

An Abilene, Texas lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Abilene

Abilene, Texas is a city in Taylor and Jones Counties. It has a population of approximately 118,000 people, and is the county seat of Taylor County.

Abilene, Texas was founded in 1881 by cattlemen, as a shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway, which was beginning to link faraway parts of the country with one another.

Modernly, Abilene, Texas is a vibrant, thriving community, with many notable residents. For example, an Abilene, Texas attorney named Sarah Weddington lives in the city. She represented "Jane Roe" in the case of "Roe v. Wade," which resulted in the legalization of abortion nationwide.

Of course, there are many other capable and accomplished attorneys in Abilene, Texas, who just don't happen to be famous. However, if you are in need of any type of legal services, it's very likely that a lawyer in Abilene, Texas can help.

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