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What is a fiduciary duty?

There are some business relationships in Texas, and elsewhere, which may impose legal requirements of care and loyalty. These requirements may be referred to as a fiduciary duty. According to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a fiduciary duty is a legal responsibility to act solely in the interests of another person, group or business. Failing to uphold these duties may be considered a breach of your fiduciary duties, which may lead to a business dispute.

Enforcing non-compete agreements in Texas

As a previous post has discussed, non-compete agreements are a contract clause that Texas employers may use to prohibit workers from working for their competitors after leaving their employment. Sometimes, however, issues may arise when employers seek to enforce such covenants. Therefore, it behooves business owners to understand when covenants not to compete are enforceable to help ensure that these clauses are structured appropriately.

Elements to include in your Texas commercial lease

Like other Texas business owners, you may need to rent a commercial space to run your business out of. When you find a building or space that fits your needs, you will likely sign a lease agreement with a landlord. Here at The Jackson Law Firm, we know that the elements you include in your such an agreement may help you avoid disputes down the line.

Breach of contract lawsuit settled against former Texas coach

Employment contracts in Texas, and elsewhere, often include clauses, which prevent workers from leaving their jobs and going to work for a competitor. Violating non-compete clauses may result in contract disputes. For the coaches of college and professional sports teams, however, this idea can be complicated, as they are regularly hired and fired between teams and seasons.

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