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McKinney Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreement Attorneys

In business law, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are important for protecting businesses and employees alike. At Lucé Law, PC, our experienced business law attorneys work to ensure all agreements are carefully crafted, rigorously upheld – and don’t exceed the boundaries of Texas law. If you need assistance with a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, contact our attorneys for a free legal consultation.

McKinney Non-Competes & Non-Solicitations Law Firm

What Are Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements?

Under Texas law, non-solicitation agreements or clauses are treated the same as non-compete agreements, meaning they must be reasonable in their geographical reach, length of time and industry restrictions. Here’s how the agreements differ.

Non-Compete Agreements in Texas

A non-compete agreement prevents a former employee from competing directly with the business. Disagreements over the scope of a contract mean they are regularly challenged and subject to legal action from former employers and employees.

Non-Solicitation Agreements in Texas

A non-solicitation agreement prevents a former employee from soliciting clients or existing employees over to a competing business. A non-solicitation clause may be included within a non-compete agreement.

An Overview of the Non-Compete Agreement Process

At Lucé Law, PC, our business law and non-compete attorneys work with businesses and employees to protect their rights under Texas state law. For an employer, your agreements must protect your organization without becoming unreasonable and restrictive to employees. Our attorneys work to craft contracts that ensure your intellectual property, trade secrets and client lists remain within your business.

For employees, we can advise and litigate in cases where the non-compete or non-solicitation agreement exceeded the bounds of reasonable behavior. For example, you may be restricted from starting a business in a field sufficiently removed from your previous role. Alternatively, the duration of the contract or the geographical limitations could be unnecessarily restrictive.

In all cases, Lucé Law, PC will diligently work to create and uphold fair and reasonable contracts. If you are a startup or new enterprise, we can ensure your business is protected from the start with close attention to detail. For former employees restrained by a contract, we can find an effective resolution or proceed to litigation if necessary.

Common Questions About Non-Competes and Non-Solicitations

Two to five years is often considered a reasonable period, but duration will vary between industries.

Certain occupations (such as physicians and lawyers) are not subject to the same laws as most other fields. Contact Lucé Law, PC for questions about specific occupations.

No. An agreement can be drafted and agreed upon at the start of employment, at a period during the employment, or included in a severance package.

Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Services in McKinney and Beyond

Lucé Law, PC helps employers and employees with all aspects of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. For a free legal consultation, contact us at (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation online.

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