Socorro Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Socorro, TX

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". 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. While employer's interest are important, 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. 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 Socorro that is excessively large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid 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 Socorro, 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. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Socorro

Located in eastern El Paso, Texas, Socorro is a city that is full of Texas charm. Socorro is home to just under 28,000 residents. The land-locked city is located on just under eighteen square miles. Adopted in 2001, Socorro has a city manager form of government.

Socorro's average resident is twenty six years old, with more women than men living in the city. Many of the city's residents work in the service industries. There are also a lot of land developments starting in the Texas town, which will provide work and growth for Socorro.

Another notable aspect of Socorro, Texas is the strong legal community. In addition to other Socorro professionals, Socorro lawyers are also ready and available to help their fellow citizens. The range of practices that Socorro lawyers are skilled in is practically limitless. Whether facing a small or large legal issue, Socorro lawyers are available to give you the best possible representation.

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