It is easier to uphold a properly prepared non-compete in Texas than it used to be. Such agreements can be important as they prevent your former employees from soliciting your customers, competing with you in your locale, and from poaching your other employees. These types of guarantees can be very important in high competition industries. Given that Dallas is a bed of activity for today’s thriving businesses, such agreements can be crucial. If, however, a non-compete agreement is not prepared properly it will be held invalid and you may watch your competitor benefit. Our Dallas business law attorneys assist with both generating and enforcing non-compete agreements within our state. Call today for an initial consultation.
Lawyers assisting Dallas businesses with the creation of non-competition agreements
There are a number of reasons why an employer may want a non-competition agreement from employees and contractors. Some of these reasons include:
- A company may provide high quality and unique training and not want employees to take their acquired skills elsewhere
- A company may wish to prohibit a former employee from poaching customers
- A company may wish to prohibit the poaching of employees
- A company may wish to protect it’s methods, processes, and other secrets
Given the Texas’ boom in technology related jobs as well as careers related to energy, such agreements can be a necessary part of doing business. Texas will uphold a non-competition agreement provided the interests which an employer seeks to protect are reasonably related to the agreement and the restrictions are reasonable. Hiring an attorney who can properly draft such an agreement can make the difference between the agreement being upheld or being invalidated by a Texas court.
Our lawyers assist businesses in the greater Dallas Metro area in preparing non-compete agreements. At your initial consultation we will discuss the reasons for need the agreement and help you consider other possibilities which you may not have considered. We take a team-based approach to solving problems and will work to ensure you have all the necessary protections to protect your financial well-being. We make the law our business so you can focus on the important thing – running your business. The Dallas, Texas attorneys at the Johnson Firm also service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas. Contact us today.
Business law attorneys aggressively enforcing Texas non-compete agreements on behalf of businesses
It is not enough to have a non-compete agreement if your former employees or contractors disregard it. Our lawyers will aggressively enforce non-compete agreements when violated by your former employees. Once retained, we will immediately send a cease and desist letter with a demand for payment of any damages incurred. Should the activity continue and/or you not receive compensation then we will file an appropriate lawsuit in state or federal court and seek injunctive relief. We will also bring an appropriate claim against other companies, if appropriate, for claims of civil conspiracy and tortious interference with contractual relations.
Our attorneys will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process. We promptly respond to emails and telephone calls. We make ourselves accessible when you have questions and take pride in the level of service we provide. Contact us today.