Many assume that Texas noncompete agreements are less enforceable than they really are.
The short answer is, yes, they are. Since 2006, Texas has gone from being a very anti-noncompete-agreement state to a relatively pro-enforcement state.
Generally, for a non-compete agreement to be enforceable in Texas, the consideration given by the employer to the employee must “be reasonably related” to its interest in restraining competition. In other words, the employer should be able to go into court and say, “Because we gave our former employee x, he should be precluded from competing against us.”
Furthermore, for Texas noncompete covenants to…
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