Killeen Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Killeen, 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 may receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be difficult to know beforehand. 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. 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 Killeen that is unreasonably broad.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Lastly, there must be a legitimate 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?

You may want to hire a Killeen, Texas lawyer to review the covenant before signing any agreements that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are considering suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Killeen

Killeen, Texas is a city in Bell County. Its population is currently about 128,000 people.

Killeen, Texas is best known for being the nearest city to Fort Hood, the largest military installation in the United States, and one of the largest in the world. This military base is by far the largest employer in the area, and the major driver of the economy of Killeen, Texas, providing a huge customer base for local businesses.

The Army also employs thousands of lawyers, both as commissioned officers and civilians. Many Killeen, Texas lawyers owe their livelihoods to the presence of this fort.

Accordingly, if you're a civilian or military resident of Killeen, Texas, and are in need of legal representation, you can be pretty sure that there are lawyers in Killeen, Texas who can assist you with your legal issue.

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