Carrollton Non-Compete Agreement

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

In Texas, a covenant not to compete typically 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?

It is difficult to know whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While the employer?s interests are important, Texas courts place great importance on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. 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 Carrollton.

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 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?

A Carrollton, Texas lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any agreements 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 Carrollton

Carrollton, Texas is a medium-sized city that straddles Denton County, Dallas County, and Collin County. Its population is about 123,000 people.

Carrollton, Texas is named for a city of the same name in Illinois, which was the home of many of the area's original settlers. In the early days of settlement, Carrollton subsited entirely on agriculture. However, once a major railroad went through the region, the city industrialized rapidly, and in 1913, was formally incorporated.

Modernly, Carrollton, Texas is home to many companies who are major players in the technology, energy, and healthcare sectors. Between them, these companies provide thousands of jobs, many of which are highly skilled, and pay very well.

Although summers in Carrollton may be a bit warm for some, the weather tends to be fairly mild for the region, adding another attractive element, in addiont to the numerous employers.

Given the variety of industry in Carrollton, its fairly large population, and healthy economy that revolves around several cutting-edge industries, it should be apparent that the lawyers of Carrollton, Texas need to stay on top of the latest developments in several rapidly-changing legal fields. For this reason, Carrollton, Texas lawyers are very competent and hardworking, and should be able to help you with your legal problem in the best way possible.

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