Galveston Non-Compete Agreement

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

In Texas, a covenant not to compete generally 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?

It is difficult to foresee whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. 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. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Galveston that are unreasonably large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of industry. Finally, there must be a valid business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

A Galveston, Texas lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any documents that might limit your rights. The lawyer can help you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. 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 Galveston

Galveston is a city in Texas located on the coast, Galveston Island to be exact. Per the 2010 census it has a population of 47,743 people.

The economy thrives off of the health care, shipping and financial industries. However there are many small law offices and firms in Galveston as well. These entities train excellent attorneys to handle various legal matters.

Some sites to be seen in Galvestron are the Mood Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galvestron Railroad Museum, The Strand, and Seawolf Park.

Some notable residents include William L. Moody Jr., John H. Murhy, Sam Maceo, and Douglas Corrigan.

All in all, although not one of the big cities in Texas, Galveston is a great place to visit and to call home.

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