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the Texas legislature has enacted the Covenants Not to Compete Act (the "Act"), specifically making such agreements enforceable provided there is compliance with all of the provisions of the Act
The Act provides for certain distinct elements that must be present in order for a non-competition agreement to be enforceable. The agreement must:
If the employer breached certain terms of the non compete, that does not invalidate the non compete provisions,
what you would have to do is sue the employer for a breach of the contract,
before you leave, and it is possible that through litigation you can force the employer to invalidate the entire contract as a settlement.
In TX, the Courts would enforce a 2 year restriction if the company is a competitor, and the geographic limitations are reasonable,
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what if the parent co is in Canada, that is the named com petitor ? what if the co here in US is under a different tax id?
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