Lubbock Non-Compete Agreement

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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 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. Although the interests of employers are important, courts in Texas also give priority 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 provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Lubbock that are unreasonably large.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is rationally related to the previous employer's. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you may want to hire a Lubbock, Texas attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or may even draft a new one that is 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 Lubbock

Lubbock is located in Lubbock County, Texas. It is specifically located in the north west region of the state. The 2010 census has reported its population to be 229,573 people. It is the eighty-seventh most populated city in the United States, and the eleventh most populated city in Texas.

It's nickname is "Hub City" because the city is seen as an education and health care hub of the South Plains region of Texas.

Interestingly, CNNMoney.com ranked it twelfth amongst the best places to start a small business. With Lubbock being a business-friendly area, naturally it has a strong legal force to support local businesses and residents. Therefore, residents and businesses do not have to travel far to receive excellent legal care!

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