In Texas, unlike some other states, non-compete agreements are enforceable. If you have shared confidential information with your employees, paid for their specialized training, or have shared your company’s goodwill with these employees, then Texas law allows you to protect your business by asking them not to compete with your company for a certain period of time after they leave. The key is to make sure that your non-compete agreements are reasonable. If the non-compete restraints are not reasonable, you: (1) will not be able to recruit top talent and (2) will not be able to enforce the agreement in court.
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