Littler Mendelson shareholder M. Scott McDonald co-authored this piece regarding the recent Texas Supreme Court covenant not-to-compete decision in Alex Sheshunoff Management Services, L.P. v. Johnson, 2006 WL 2997287 (Tex. 2006). The court ruled that an employer is no longer required to give confidential information at the same time as an employee signs the non-compete. Still, elements of a previous case, Light v. Centel Cellular Co. of Texas, 883 S. W.2d 642 (Tex. 1994), were upheld. The authors suggest ways employers can effectively comply with these laws.