Austin Non-Compete Agreement Lawyers
Managing the Employee/Employer Relationship
Non-compete agreements are provisions included in many contracts that protect a business from a key employee leaving and using the knowledge gained while working to compete with the former employer. A properly drafted non-compete agreement protects both the employer and the employee. In the health care industry, where employees often have access to proprietary information about patient lists, referral sources, or business processes, these agreements are vital to the health of a business.
The Austin law firm of Rivas Goldstein LLP has extensive experience handling non-compete agreements for medical professionals and health care companies in Texas. Our attorneys are available to draft, review or revise these documents. We represent both employers, such as hospitals, clinics and research facilities, as well as employees, such as nurses, doctors and researchers.
Enforceability Is Key
Non-compete agreements are a frequent source of litigation in Texas and other states. Contrary to common perceptions, an employer may not use these agreements simply to prevent key employees from working for a competing business forever.
Our lawyers understand Texas law on the subject. When drafting the documents, we ensure that they contain reasonable restrictions on the length of time and the geographic area involved. Before you ask an employee to sign a non-compete agreement, or before you sign one yourself, make sure you are fully aware of what you are agreeing to.
We also represent health care professionals and companies in litigation over non-compete agreements and other aspects of employment contracts. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, our clients can rely on our attorneys to protect their rights in critical non-compete disputes.