Longview Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Longview, 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. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Texas also give importance to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Longview that are unreasonably large.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

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

You might want to hire a Longview, Texas lawyer to review the covenant before signing any provisions 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. 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 Longview

Longview is located in both Gregg and Harrison Counties, in the state of Texas. It has a population of around 80,500 people. Surrounding highways include Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 80, and U.S. Highway 259. The beautiful Sabine River is quite near!

Most residents are employed by East Texas Oil Field, Kohl's, Starbucks, Target, and Wal-Mart. As evidence, the retail industry drives the economy. Some well-experienced lawyers who have wanted a break from the large firm scene have established small law offices in Longview. These attorneys are capable of handling any and every legal need.

Some famous poeple who have called Longview home include Rodney Carrington, Chris Davis, Evonne Hsu, Bill P. Keith, Malcolm Kelly, Linda Maxey, Mike Martin, Miranda Lambert, Ben Spies, James Street, Frank Steen and Bobby Taylor.

Overall, Longview is a great place to live or visit.

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