Flower Mound Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Flower Mound, 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?

It is difficult to discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an excessively long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Flower Mound.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's 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?

A Flower Mound, 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 Flower Mound

Flower Mound is located in Denton and Tarrant Counties, Texas. It is a suburb that is part of both Forth Worth and Dallas--a unique quality. Per the 2010 census, the population is 64,669 people.

How did Flower Mound get its name? Well, it is named after a 12.5 acre mound filled with wild flowers and slopes. This property is owned by the Mound Foundation. This is a fact that many visitors find very interesting.

Famous people that have, at one time or another, called Flower Mound home include "Mean Joe" Greene, Glen Titensor, Donald Driver, Tony Casillas, Chris Brown, and David Murphy.

Flower Mound is also home to many attorneys who have established themselves while working in local law offices and small firms. These attorneys practice in various legal areas, are well-experienced, and focus on providing excellent legal services.

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