San Angelo Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in San Angelo, 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 may be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment may 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 know in advance. While employer's interest are significant, the courts of Texas also put a high level of importance on a person's ability to pursue their desired employment opportunities. Consequently, a court will generally only uphold non-compete clauses which under the circumstances are considered to be reasonable. Some agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around San Angelo that is unreasonably broad.

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

A San Angelo, Texas lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any agreements that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are considering suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

Talk to an Employment Law Attorney now!

Life in San Angelo

San Angeloa has a population of around 111,820 people. It is located in the western-central area of Texas, specifically in Tom Green County. It is home to Angelo State University. Nicknames include "Angelo," "The River City," "The Concho City," "The Pearl of the Conchos," and "The Oasis of West Texas."

Some great sites to visit include the Goodfellow Air Force Base, Fort Concho, Concho River, Twin Buttes Reservoir, O.C. Fisher Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy, and San Angelo State Park.

Some past famous residents include Matthew McConaughey, Monty McCutchen, Bram Stoker, Shea Morenz, Colleen R. LaRose and Jeff Drost.

San Angelo also has many well-established law offices and small firms that practice in practically every area of law. Thus, residents and local businesses can remain rest assured because any and every legal matter will be easily handled by San Angelo's legal force.

Clients Rate LegalMatch Attorneys
(click to read reviews)

Christopher T.
Christopher T.

Employment & Labor Law

Pasadena, CA

Chris M.
Chris M.

Employment & Labor Law

Southlake, TX

Brian H.
Brian H.

Employment & Labor Law

Aurora, IL