New Employees Beware — Noncompetes Can Be Enforced In Texas.

So, you are getting a new job.  Congratulations.  Did your new employer ask you to sign a covenant not to compete, what most people call a “noncompete,” when you were hired?  If so, you probably have questions and have gotten a lot of advice from people about what to do.  Many people seem to believe that noncompetes cannot be enforced in Texas.  This is not true.  You should be very careful about signing a noncompete.

The Texas Business and Commerce Code sets out the rules for whether or not a covenant