In Texas, the reason for termination of employment – whether it was for cause, without cause, a layoff, a reduction in force, or any other reason – does not affect the enforceability of a non-compete agreement. Therefore, employers should not assume that non-competition agreements are no longer enforceable and must carefully approach enforcement of such agreements against departing employees as well as the hiring of new employees who may be still bound by non-competition agreements with their former employers.
The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division answers Fair Labor Standards Act questions related to COVID-19, including whether and how employers must compensate employees for reduced hours work, telework, and additional expenses associated with working from home.
Over the next several days, I will provide a break down of the new employment laws and guidances issued by various government agencies that Texas employers should know about when dealing with COVID 19. If you have any follow up questions, please reach out to me at Leiza.Dolghih@lewisbrisbois.com.
On February 7, 2020, the American Medical Association submitted a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning non-compete agreements in the workplace and urged
Are non-compete agreements with physicians enforceable in Texas? Yes, if they are written correctly. What are the requirements for non-competes to be enforceable against physicians
An increasing number of companies are asking their employees to fill out and accept employment paperwork online through portals set up by employers precisely for