Missouri City Non-Compete Agreement

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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. 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. A court will usually hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Missouri City that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Missouri City, Texas lawyer to review any documents. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. 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 Missouri City

Missouri City is, believe it or not, a city in Texas. It is primarily located in Fort Bend County, wiht a portion located in Harris County. It has a population in the mid 50,000s.

Some great sites to check out while visited Missouri City include the Senior Road Tower, KRIV-TV Tower, KHOU-TV Tower, KTRK-TV Tower, Blue Ridge Tower, Richland Towers and American Towers.

The area is also home to many well established attorneys who are very knowledgeable in many areas of law. Thus, residents and local businesses need not travel far in order to receive excellent legal services.

Famous people who have once called Missouri City home include Crystle Steward, Doug Brocail, Bruce Matthews, Sean Jones, Alonzo Highsmith, Warren Moon and James Loney.

Overall, this is a great city to stop by in and visit when in Texas!

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