Is a noncompete non solicit enforceable in Texas

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Is a noncompete non solicit enforceable in Texas

I was offered a position with a competitor as a Store Manager and have been working as a purchasing manager, is a noncompete non solicit enforceable in Texas?

Asked on April 26, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In TX, non-competes/non-soliciations agreement are generally enforceable. However, there are several elements that must exist in order for a non-compete/non-solicit agreement to be enforceable. They are that it must: be ancilliary to or part of an otherwise enforceable agreement at the time it is made; protect a legitimate business interest; be reasonable regarding limitations of the scope of the activity to be restricted; not be overly broad in terms of geographical limitations; and contain reasonable limitations as to its duration. To be certain of your rights, you should consult directly with a local lawyer would can review your agreement and advise you further. 

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