Happy New Year!

As we move into 2018 get ready for some employee movement.  We usually see less employee movement at the end of year because many employers pay out bonuses and other metric related compensation as the year ends.  The same also holds true for a company making a hiring decision – they wait.  Because less folks are likely to move (see above) there is less hiring.  Of course there are always exceptions to the rule.  So what does this mean?  Dust off those old employment agreements because they may apply to an employee move.  There are always those starting a new job on January 1.

Over the next few posts will go back over some of the key Texas post-employment covenants.  To start off with, here is a link to a article I wrote for the Texas Lawyer a few years ago.  Texas non-compete law has not changed and the advice in that article remains the same.  We’ll discuss garden leave/notice provisions in our next installment.