How valid is my confidentiality agreement?

I signed a

Asked on March 7, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Even though Texas is an at-will employment state, it does permit employees and employers to engage in contracts.  Any limitations on future employment have to be reasonable as to time, place, and length.  They also have to be for some consideration--- i.e. a bargained for exchange. For example, you agree to 'X' in exhange for the employer doing 'Y'.   The fact that it wasn't notarized won't invalidate it... one of the factors listed above, however, could.  d on what you have described, there is a chance that it could be invalidated for lack of consideration or for being unreasonable.  Ten years is a long time for a non-compete.  To know for sure, you really need to take your contract to an employment law attorney and let them review the entire document to see what parts are valid or invalid.

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