Richardson Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Richardson, 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". Compensation might be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment might be conditioned upon such an agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to discern in advance. 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. 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 Richardson that is excessively large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire a Richardson, Texas attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might 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 Richardson

With a population of just 100,000 residents, Richardson, Texas is one popular place to live. Located in Dallas and Collin Counties, Richardson comprises 28.6 square miles and is easily accessible from the Dallas Fort Worth airport. Business Week recently recognized Richardson as one of the top cities to raise kids in Texas.

Known as the "Telecomm Corridor," Richardson is home to over 5,000 thriving businesses, many of which are the world's top telecommunications providers including: ATT, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, and Fujistsu. Not surprisingly, Richardson has been ranked one of the top cities to work for commuters.

In addition to telecommunications, Richardson is also home to some top lawyers. Trained locally and out of state, Richardson lawyers are some of the best in the business and enjoy living and working in the wonderful city of Richardson. Richardson lawyers are skilled in a range of practice areas and always available to help their local client with whatever legal issue he or she is dealing with.

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