Wichita Falls Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Wichita Falls, 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?

It is difficult to discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While the employer?s interests are significant, Texas courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. 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 Wichita Falls.

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?

Before you sign any provisions that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Wichita Falls, Texas attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. 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 Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls is a city located in Wichita County, Texas. Per the 2010 census its reported population is 104,553. The city is known because it is home to the "World's Largest Skyscraper." Another popular site is the Sheppard Air Force Base.

Wichita is home to many attorneys who work in surrounding cities at mid to large size firms, as well as well-experienced attorneys who have established local law offices. Therefore, the legal force in Wichita Falls is well-experienced and offers services in a variety of legal areas. Attorneys who have the larger firm experience are excellent at handling multiple legal matters efficiently. Whereas the attorneys who have established their small law offices excel in providing clients with personalized legal services. Residents and local businesses have access to attorneys with both characteristics and are therefore very blessed.

Famous residents (past and present) include Greyson Chance, Don Cherry, Phyllis Coates, Paul Eggers, Eddie Hill, Khari Long, Bill McDonald, Llyod Ruby, Bernard Scott, Nathan Vasher and Dave Willis.

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