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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Texas

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: S. Craig Wilcox, Adams and Reese LLP


  • In Texas, contracts between employers and employees can include any terms of employment not prohibited by law or public policy. See Employment Contracts.
  • Texas has laws specifically governing the enforceability of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements between employees and employers. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Texas has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.