Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, advises employers and employees on a variety of workplace legal issues and litigates employment-related disputes for his clients. He also negotiates and drafts employment agreements for employers and executives. Many of these employment agreements contain non-solicitation clauses (also known as no-raid clauses). He explains this term below:
Non-solicitation clauses may take two forms. One form of non-solicitation clause prevents an employee from soliciting the employer’s clients for a period of time after the employee stops working for the employer. The other form prohibits the employee from soliciting the employer’s employees and inducing them to quit working for the employer. This type of clause is sometimes referred to as a “no-raid,” “non-recruitment,” or “no-hire” clause.
No-raid clauses are designed to protect an employer’s business interest in keeping its workforce intact even after the departure of key employees. Typically, the departing employee is forbidden from soliciting all current employees as well as any employee who resigned within six months of the employee’s departure date. If the employee does solicit these individuals, the employer may sue the employee for breach of contract.
To speak to Mr. Clouse about negotiating an employment agreement or about resolving a dispute over an employment agreement, please contact him and the other employment law attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP via email at NEED FIRMS MAIN EMAIL ADDRESS or telephone at 214.220.0096.