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Texas Non-Compete Law: Can Duration of Non-Compete Agreements be “Equitably Extended”?

October 31, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Non Compete Agreements in Texas

In a recent Texas case involving a restrictive covenant, the plaintiff contended that the duration of the non-compete covenant should be judicially extended beyond the agreement’s normal expiration date. In that case, the seller of a dance studio entered into an agreement in which she promised not to compete with the buyer. As is true in most…

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When Your New Employee Knows Too Much

October 29, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Not infrequently, whenever an employer hires a competitor’s ex-employee, the competitor sues not only its ex-employee (for an alleged non-compete violation, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, etc.), but also the new employer. The plaintiff contends, for example, that just as its ex-employee is liable for using and disclosing its trade…

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Texas Executive Employment Agreements: Checklist for Employees

October 16, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Non Compete Agreements in Texas

Employees signing employment agreements in Texas should be mindful of the following potential terms:             1.         Term of Employment. Employment agreements are typically either for a fixed term or are at-will. An at-will agreement, obviously, can be terminated by either party at any time for any reason. Some agreements contain “Evergreen” provisions, which state that the term of…

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