Both employers and employees are wondering how COVID-19 will affect the litigation of the non-compete disputes around the country and whether the courts will be more or less likely to enforce such agreements in light of the nationwide health emergency and the drastic economic downturn.
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Worldwide or global non-compete agreements with key employees can be enforceable where they are related to legitimate business interests, employees’ duties include a substantial exposure
In Texas, non-compete agreements that relate to the practice of medicine must meet certain statutory requirements in addition to the consideration and reasonableness conditions discussed here.
A confusing, ambiguous, or imprecise non-compete agreement will yield poor results in court. In other words: garbage in, garbage out.
How enforceable is a non-compete? Generally speaking, non-compete agreements are enforceable. Is a non-compete valid if you are fired? Usually, yes. Do non-compete agreements hold up? When written correctly, yes. How long does a non-compete agreement last? As a general rule, non-compete agreements that last two years or less are considered reasonable.