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This could be deemed breach of contract. it is not "piracy" in Texas. If they had a contract with you to perform work, then they are bound to pay as the contract states. If they are not paying, then you have a right to sue for breach of contract. You also need to review your contract to determine if there is a "non-competition" or "non-solicitation" clause in the contract, because if there isn't one, the only claim you would have against them is breach of contract and you can sue for the full value of the contract if they hire away your employees and stop doing business with you (so you can still get damages, you just cannot stop them from taking your employees without a non-compete or non-solicitation clause in your contract).