If you’re an employee in Texas and you’re bound by a non-compete agreement, you may wonder if you can argue that the agreement is “unfair” and win. The answer is yes, at least in some cases. In a recent case, a Texas Court of Appeals found that it would be unfair to enforce a 1-year non-compete agreement against an employee who only worked for his employer less than 5 months and was let go without cause.
Category: Non-Compete Agreements
Who is Against the Non-Compete Ban in the United States?
The organizations that oppose a non-compete ban in the United States include US Chamber of Commerce, American Medical Association, the Restaurant Law Center, members of US Senate, and the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
I Received a Cease and Desist Letter. What Should I Do?
A cease-and-desist letter typically demands that an employee or a business stop doing something. The letter often threatens a legal action if the recipient does
My Company Was Acquired. Is My Non-Compete Still Enforceable?
When one company acquires another company, a lot of times, it will take on the old company’s contracts, including employment agreements with key employees. Some
If I Am Laid Off, Is My Non-Compete Valid?
While some states automatically make non-compete agreements invalid if a worker is terminated “without cause,” laid off, or is part of a reduction in force, many others do not. Even if a lay off does not automatically invalidate an employee’s non-compete agreement, other circumstances may render the non-compete agreement invalid.
A Texas Court Strikes Down a Prohibition on Accepting Business From a Competitor
A Texas Court of Appeals recently found that a contract that prohibited a company’s business partner from “accepting business” from a competitor was unenforceable. In