Laredo Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Laredo, 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 can 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 challenging to know beforehand. While the employer?s interests are significant, Texas courts place great weight 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. A court will normally hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Laredo that is excessively 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, the employer must have a legitimate 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 Laredo, Texas lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any agreements 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. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Laredo

Laredo is located in Webb County, Texas. It is on the north bank of the Rio Grande (South Texas). It is across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It has a population of around 236,000 people.

Some great sites include the Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol Building Museum, The Laredo Center for the Arts, Fort McIntosh, and Texas AM International University. Texas AM is definitely the most visited and popular site!

Top employers include Falcon International Bank, International Bank of Commerce, BBVA Compass, and Texas Community Bank. Even though the banking industry has a strong presence, the legal industry is also present. Laredo is also filled with small offices and well-experienced attorneys excellent in his or her practice and capable of handling any and every legal need.

One of the reasons Laredo is so well-recognized is that it hosts a month long event--Washington's Birthday Celebration (WBCA).

Definitely come visit Laredo!

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