Many employers ask their employees to sign non-compete clauses as a condition of employment. If you have quit a job or have been terminated and you are faced with a non-compete clause, you should consider two things: (1) whether the non-compete clause is enforceable; and (2) whether your former employer is likely to spend the money on attorneys’ fees to try to enforce it against you.
The law regarding non-compete clauses varies from state to state. In Texas, it is difficult to enforce a non-compete clause. You can read a good brief that thoroughly discusses the enforceability of non-compete clauses in Texas by clicking here.
If you are an employer and you want help drafting a non-compete clause that will be enforceable in court, contact us.
If you have questions about non-compete clauses in general, contact us.