Your Career Is Too Important To Leave To Chance
Whenever you change jobs, you have many factors to consider. How am I a fit for this company? What are the opportunities for advancement? Will this position further my career goals? Too often, employees consider these questions, but fail to read the fine print on the contracts their new employer asks them to sign.
If you are considering a new job in the financial industry, consult with an experienced employment law lawyer before you sign any documents. Armstrong & Associates has been representing high-level employees for three decades. Employment law is all we do, and we do it well. We are experienced in negotiating with big companies, and we will always look out for your best interest.
The Risks Of A Noncompete Agreement
Many employment contracts include a noncompete agreement, or a covenant not to compete. The purpose of these agreements is to limit your ability to work at other companies in the same field, should your employment end. Texas law allows these agreements as long as the limitations on geography, timing and scope are reasonable.
Even if the agreement is reasonable, it may still limit your ability to work for another bank, mortgage company or investment firm in the Houston area or beyond. We recommend you let us review your agreement before you sign to ensure you are not limiting your career in finance in the future. We can help you understand your options and help you negotiate the best employment contract for you.