Tag: fighting a non compete

Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employees

The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my discussions with clients, friends, and even other…

Non-Compete Agreements – Good or Evil? The US Government Says They Are Both.

In March 2016, the Office of Economic Policy of the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a report titled “Non-Compete Contracts: Economic Effects and Policy Implications.”  According to the report, an estimated 18% of all workers, or nearly 30 million people, are covered by non-compete…

Houston, We Have a Problem. Where’s That Non-Compete Agreement?

A Houston Court of Appeals last week found an employer’s non-compete agreement unenforceable and awarded a former employee his attorney’s fees in defending the lawsuit brought by the former employer. Yes, this can happen in Texas where a company attempts to enforce an agreement that is clearly…