Baytown Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Baytown, 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 if the employee's interests may be important Texas courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. Some agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Baytown that is unreasonably broad.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a rational way to the employer's industry. Lastly, the employer must have a valid business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Baytown, Texas lawyer to review any provisions. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. 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 Baytown

Baytown is located in Harris and Chambers County, Texas. Per the 2010 census, the population of the city is 71,802 people.

Some great attractions to check out while in Baytown include Baytown Nature Center, Houston Raceway Park, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the Baytown Symphony Orchestra, and the San Jacinto Mall.

Famous residents include Bobby Fuller, Gary Busey, Leeland Mooring, Joe Tex, Drew Tate, Romany Malco, and Rocky Bernard.

Top industries include construction, education, transportation, and retail. Although legal services is not included, there are many established law offices and firms in and near Baytown. These entities train excellent attorneys to handle any and every legal need of residents and businesses.

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