Using Noncompetes To Retain Your Competitive Edge

Astute business owners understand that it's not only outside factors that threaten a company's viability; employees entrusted with valuable information can cause irreparable damage if they share this knowledge with competitors. That is why Texas employers may require their workers to sign a covenant not to compete.

The non-compete agreement allows a business to share information about its practices, marketing programs or other proprietary information, free from concerns that it will later face unfair competition from someone the company trusted. If an employee or contractor doesn't adhere to the terms of this agreement after leaving your company, your business may lose its competitive edge.

When your proactive methods fail to safeguard your interests, an aggressive response may be appropriate. Our legal team at Massey Law Firm PLLC can help you take appropriate legal action to minimize the impact of this breach of contract. Our lead attorney, Dwaine M. Massey, has represented owners and operators throughout the Houston metro area for more than 20 years in business litigation matters such as:

  • Breach of non-compete contracts
  • Theft of trade secrets or other proprietary information
  • Breach of non-solicitation agreements

Non-Solicitation Litigation

A related area of commercial employment litigation is non-solicitation litigation. If a former employee threatens the health of your business by attempting to directly entice your valued employees away, you may be able to take legal action to defend your interests.

This is especially important if the offending party is also using confidential client lists or pricing information obtained during their employment with you. By filing a business torts lawsuit, you can attempt to put an end to the situation and you might also be able to secure an injunction to prevent your competitor from benefiting from stealing your information.

Experience Matters When You Need To Protect Your Business

If you are facing an issue with a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, contact our lawyer online or reach us at 346-800-6101. When it makes sense to do so, we take cases on contingency, and we are dedicated to finding solutions that protect your best interests.