I left a job in Phoenix Arizona and am currently in Houston, Texas.
The noncompete I signed at the previous job was detailed in the scope of a time period (2yrs) and that I couldn't own or manage a substantially similar business, and also had some specific details around not poaching any of their clients.
Anyways, the non compete doesn't reference a geographical scope / area for the non compete to be limited to in any way.
I read the below, which notes the limitations of a noncompete in texas, and it explicitly states that it's enforceable when limited to a geographical area...
In 1989, the Texas legislature enacted section 15.50 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Section 15.50(a) states:
[A] covenant not to compete is enforceable if it is ancillary to or part of an otherwise enforceable agreement at the time the agreement is made to the extent that it contains limitations as to time, geographical area, and scope of activity to be restrained that are reasonable and do not impose a greater restraint than is necessary to protect the goodwill or other business interest of the promisee.
Would the absence of this limitation render the non-compete unenforceable?