In Texas, non-compete agreements are enforced under the Covenants Not to Compete Act. Non-compete agreements are often litigated in connection with cases involving allegations of theft of trade secrets and business divorce cases. It is not uncommon for an employer to ask the court to a grant temporary restraining order (TRO) enforcing a non-compete agreement against a former employee on an emergency basis for the purpose of protecting against the potential loss of clients, employees, vendors and the employer’s goodwill. Because TROs are granted on an emergency basis, it is important to have counsel familiar with non-compete agreements who is available to advise and respond quickly to the client’s needs and obtain the relief necessary to protect the client’s interests.
The attorneys at Gilstrap Law Group routinely handle matters involving TROs and non-compete agreements for both plaintiffs and defendants and can quickly advise clients as to their rights and obligations and the procedures used to enforce them. For example, see Sutherland Global Servs. v. Sengupta, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 254355.