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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas in 2024?

As a Texas attorney who frequently handles contract dispute matters involving non-compete agreements, one of the questions that I am asked more than any other (by both employers and employees) is:  Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Texas? The answer is: Yes, they can be. Texas law makes non-compete agreements enforceable if they are: Accompanied by or part of an...

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A Guide to Texas Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-disclosure agreements play a vital role in safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality in various business relationships. In Texas, these agreements hold significant legal weight and are frequently utilized by businesses. Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, having a solid understanding of a standard Texas non-disclosure agreement is crucial. Here are some frequently asked questions about NDAs...

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No, the Biden Administration Has Not Banned Non-Compete Agreements

“I can ignore my noncompete because Biden banned them, right?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this over the past few weeks. No, neither the Biden Administration nor the Federal Trade Commission has banned noncompetes. Even if the FTC were to attempt to do so, the new rule would almost certainly be immediately challenged in court. Chances are, such...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | #Physician Contracts

Texas Physician Contract Review Lawyers

Are you looking for an attorney to review your Texas physician employment contract? You’re in the right place. Click here to get started. 7 Employment Contract Blunders for Physicians to Avoid… According to data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), there are more than 950,000 professionally active physicians in the United States, including nearly 62,000 in the state...

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Calculating a Noncompete’s Geographic Scope: By Driving Distance, Or “As The Crow Flies”?

This is a topic that occasionally comes up with respect to geographic limits on Texas noncompetes. If the noncompete provision contains a 10-mile geographic scope, does that mean ten miles measured in driving distance or ten miles through the air? Sometimes, this is an important distinction, because a particular point might be ten miles away through the air, but...

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Are Texas Noncompete Agreements Enforceable if the Employee Is Fired?

My employment was terminated. That means my non-compete agreement goes away, right? I am often contacted by folks whose employment has been terminated. They reasonably assume that their non-compete agreement is no longer enforceable. In reality, that’s not always the case. There is no rule in Texas stating that if an employee is terminated, rather than quits, a noncompete...

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Buyout Options are Mandatory Under Physician Noncompete Statute in Texas

In Texas, physician noncompetes differ from noncompetes in any other industry in several respects. The primary difference is this: The Texas noncompete statute requires that the physician be given the option to buyout of the noncompete if the physician wishes to do so. This “option to buyout” is mandatory under Texas law. Often, if a physician leaves a medical...

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Are Non-Solicitation Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

What is a Non-Solicitation Provision? Texas non-solicitation provisions (aka. non-solicitation clauses or non-solicitation agreements) prohibit the employee, both during employment, and for a period of time thereafter, from soliciting the employer’s clients, employees, or both.  Texas employment agreements frequently contain non-solicitation provisions, along with non-compete provisions and non-disclosure provisions. But whether a particular act or communication constitutes solicitation is not always...

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