When drafted properly, non-compete agreements protect the employer as well as the employee. The right language in the contract can ensure that both parties are clear on what is expected of them during the period of employment and after the employment relationship has been terminated.
Christman Attorneys, PLLC has extensive experience drafting, reviewing, revising, enforcing and/or defending non-compete / non-competition agreements for all types of employment relationships. Our law firm was voted “Best Business Law Firm” in Denton County in 2018.
Many people think that non-compete agreements are simply a tool for employers to prevent key employees from working for a competitor. The truth is, the language in a non-compete must be reasonable in length of time and scope, including type of work and geographic region. We often work with professionals in the many fields who want to ensure that a current employer cannot restrict them from practicing in their chosen profession upon leaving employment.
Before you sign a non-compete agreement, or before you ask your employee to sign one, make sure you understand what you are agreeing to. The courts look at non-competition agreements as valid contracts, but only if they are properly drafted and meet the requirements of the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Contact us and let us explain all these details to meet your specific needs.