North Richland Hills Non-Compete Agreement

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In Texas, a covenant not to compete usually 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. Even though the interests of an employer are important, Texas courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude to be reasonable. Those provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around North Richland Hills that are unreasonably large.

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, the employer needs to have an acceptable business interest which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

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

You may want to hire a North Richland Hills, 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one about whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in North Richland Hills

North Richland Hills is located in Texas's Tarrant County. It is recognized as a suburb of Fort Worth. The 2010 census reported its population to be 63,343 people.

An interesting fact is that in 2006, this area was included as one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America" by Money Magazine.

Top employers include Birdville Independent School District, Wal-Mart, North Hills Hospital, Santander Consumer USA, Inc., Tarrant County College-Northeast Campus, Tyson Prepared Foods, ATI Career Training Center, and Con-Way Freight Inc. There are also a decent number of law offices and well-experienced attorneys that reside in North Richland Hills. These offices and attorneys are sufficient to provide residents and local businesses with excellent legal guidance.

Kambri Crews, author of the popular book Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir featured North Richland Hills in the book. Also, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush actor and singer, Logan Henderson, is from North Richland Hills.

All in all, this is a wonderful area to visit or call home!

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