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If all your contract states is you cannot work in the industry for 12 months and is not more specific such as what jobs you cannot perform, then the Texas Courts are likely to find it is not reasonable and for a non compete to be enforced in Texas it must be found by a court to be reasonable in the scope of the restriction to only what the company has a legitimate interest to protect. It must also be reasonable in time scope, which it is. Finally, it must be reasonable in geographic scope, meaning it cannot reasonably restrict you from working in an entire industry in the entire country in most cases.
They can make you legally responsible for legal fees if you violate the agreement.
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