In an opinion likely effecting many Texas employers, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer’s confidentiality policy that prohibited employees from disclosing all company financial and personnel information without a carve-out for employee wage information violated the National Labor Relations Act.

Flex Frac, a non-union employer, required all of its employees to sign the following confidentiality

On April 17, 2009, the Supreme Court of Texas continued its trend of finding ways to enforce covenants not to compete in the employment context.   In Mann Frankfort Stein  & Lipp Advisors, Inc. v. Fielding, the Court considered "whether a covenant not to compete in an at-will employment agreement is enforceable when the employee expressly