More and more, Texas employers rely on non-compete agreements. More and more, those agreements are permeating down below to blue collar jobs. In Elite Auto Body v. Autocraft, No. 03-15-00064 (Tex.App. Austin 5/5/2017), Autocraft sued Elite Auto Body and three former employees of Autocraft. Autocraft claimed the three employees took trade secrets with them

 You work for an employer.  The employer has trade secrets and leads it wants to protect.  It asks you to sign a non-compete agreement when you hire on.  Most non-compete agreements provide that after you leave your job, you will not compete with your employer for a specified amount of time.  Is that non-compete agreement