Victoria Non-Compete Agreement

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

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". 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. Even though the interests of an employer are significant, 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. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include agreements that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Victoria.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

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 Victoria, Texas lawyer to review any provisions. 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 Victoria

With a population of over 60,000 Victoria, Texas is a popular place to live. Victoria is located on the coastal plains of Texas, just thirty miles from the Gulf of Mexico and is nicknamed "The Crossroads" because it is only a couple hours from other major Texas cities of Corpus Chrisit, Houston, San Antonia, and Austin. The central location of Victoria provides for a great economy for the city. Victoria's economy is a healthy blend of retail, agriculture, industry, health, and education.

In addition to having many arts and recreation centers, including the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Victoria is also home to the Texas Zoo. Boating and freshwater fishing are also popular pastimes in the city, and many residents make weekend trips to Lake Taxana and Coleto Lake. With over fifteen baseball fields, endless running trails, and three golf courses, Victoria is a very active city.

In addition to arts and recreation, Victoria is home to some of the Lone Star state's top lawyers. Local Victoria attorneys have a range of practice areas and are always available to help their neighbor with whatever legal issue he or she may be facing. Great lawyers is just one more aspect of Victoria that makes it such a wonderful city to live in or visit.

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