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I'm Attorney Robert Wood. I have handled matters involving Texas non-compete agreements for nearly 30 years. I use this blog to help employers and workers understand the complexities surrounding the enforcement of non-competes. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message or give me a call at 469-754-2812.

Right to Work Texas. Texas Noncompete Agreements Enforceable

April 16, 2010 / By Robert Wood

 “Texas is a right to work state–non-compete agreements are unenforceable here.”

You’ve heard that 100 times, right?  I know I have.

And it is dead wrong.  The fact that Texas is a “right to work” state means that Texas employees can’t be forced to join a union.  It has nothing to do with whether non-compete agreements are enforceable.

In fact, non-compete agreements are enforceable in Texas if they are (a) supported by adequate consideration and (b) reasonable in scope.  These concepts are discussed in this blog.

So, the next time someone guarantees you that your non-compete agreement is unenforceable because “Texas is a right to work state,” don’t believe them!


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Robert Wood has been a Texas trial lawyer since 1993. During that time, he has represented small, mid-sized, and Fortune 100 companies in business and employment litigation matters all over Texas and the United States. He has also advised and represented hundreds of individuals in employment litigation matters. Read more about Robert Wood