Helping Manage The Employee/Employer Relationship
Non-compete agreements are provisions 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 covers 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 attorneys at Austin office of Rivas Goldstein, LLP, have extensive experience handling non-compete agreements for medical professionals and health care companies in Texas. Our attorneys are available to draft, review and revise these documents. We represent both employers, such as hospitals, clinics and research facilities, and employees, such as nurses, doctors and researchers. You can get immediate help with your non-compete agreement by calling us at 512-481-2916.
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 sign one yourself, make sure you are fully aware of the full terms of the contract.
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.