Understand Your Oil And Gas Employment Agreement
Anytime a prospective employer asks you to sign a document, make sure you understand what you are signing before you agree. Read through the document and ask yourself, “Why do they want me to sign this?” and “What does it mean for me?” If that document is a noncompete agreement, talk with an experienced employment law attorney right away.
At Armstrong & Associates, we have 30 years of experience helping employees make the most of their careers by negotiating and understanding the employment agreements they enter into. Our lead attorney, Jackie Armstrong, grew up in the oil and gas industry in Canada and England. She understands the industry and is not afraid to negotiate with the biggest companies.
Protect Your Reputation And Your Career
Companies use noncompete agreements as part of their employment contracts, also called covenants not to compete, to limit your ability to work with their competition, should you leave the company. Reasonable agreements regarding geography, timing and scope are legal under Texas law. Just because the contract is legal, however, does not mean it is in your best interest. We will review all your options with you and explain the pros and cons of your agreement.
No employee wants to be seen as difficult or problematic. You also do not want to sign away your future. We understand your concerns and your needs. We approach each situation with fairness and respect. Our goal is to make sure you are in the best position possible for your career in energy.