Since our last update Texas employers have been confronted with mixed messages on the vaccine mandate.  Let’s try to catch up here.  Putting politics and science aside we have a conflict between Governor Abbot’s executive order (no vaccines) and the various executive orders from President Biden that are still running through the courts.


We need to reset the way we consider  non-compete duration and scope.   Instead of conceptualizing the duration of a non-compete in terms of “how long” the better approach is “how short.”  The same is true for the subject matter of the non-compete – make it narrow.  What is the objective of a well written

As the New Year begins a couple of things to consider:

  1. Is the company employee manual up to date – any changes necessary? – The beginning of the year is always a good time to review those policies and procedures and see how they worked in 2019. Often the year will show some deficiencies or

Employers don’t spend enough time considering their non-competes.  That’s an overly broad statement, but it is usually the rule not the exception.  The reason that happens kind of makes sense. Most employers haven’t been down the road of enforcing a non-compete.  The provision at issue may be a one-off that’s included in one employment agreement

Over the past few months we’ve been tracking the interplay between various Texas cities (San Antonio – Dallas – Austin) and the Texas legislature.  The aforementioned city councils adopted in similar form and fashion mandatory leave policies for employees within city limits.  The Dallas version provides for the following:

  • In effect August 1,