Brownsville Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Brownsville, 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 can 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 discern in advance. Even if the employee's interests may be significant 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. A court will typically hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Brownsville that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are reasonably related to the employer's industry. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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

Before you sign any provisions that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Brownsville, Texas attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one regarding whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Brownsville

Brownsville is located in Southern Texas, along the bank of the Rio Grande River. It is Texas's sixteenth largest city with an approximate population of 75,023 people.

An important industrial hub for Brownsville is the Port of Brownsville, which connects the trading networks of Texas and Mexico. Top employers in Brownsville include school districts, county offices, Valley Regional Medical Center, and Walmart. Brownsville is also home to many small law offices and law firms with well-qualified attorneys capable of handling any legal matter. The legal industry's focus is on personalized attention and communication regarding client matters.

Brownsvilla is also filled with a number of attractions for tourists to enjoy. Attractions include Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, the Gladys Porter Zoo, Sabal Palm Audubon Center and Sanctuary, and Boca Chica State Park.

All in all, Brownsville is a wonderful place for anyone taking a trip to Texas to visit!

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