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.
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How Can I Find Out If I Am Being Underpaid?
There is a pretty cool but not well-known tool that employees in Texas can use to find out if they are being underpaid. It’s a
U.S. Seeks to Ban Non-Compete Agreements
Today, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a proposed rule that would ban non-compete agreements between employers and workers, including both employees and independent contractors.
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
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.
Can Public Information Вe a Trade Secret?
Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property. Their theft can lead to civil litigation against the alleged thief, as well as criminal prosecution by