Good Morning, HR
Good Morning, HR
Jun 30, 2022
Revisiting Noncompete Agreements with Leiza Dolghih
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In episode 50, Coffey talks with Leiza Dolghih about noncompete agreements; the recent scrutiny about the kinds of workers asked to sign noncompetes; the elements of enforceable noncompetes in Texas; the practicality of actually enforcing noncompetes; and the potential impact of a new hire’s noncompete agreement with a previous employer.

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About our Guest:

Leiza Dolghih is the founder and managing partner of Dolghih Law Group. She is board certified in labor and employment law in Texas and represents both employers and employees. She has been selected to Best Lawyers under 40 by D Magazine four years in a row.

Leiza Dolghih can be reached at

About Mike Coffey:

Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.

Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.

Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.

Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council.

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.

Learning Objectives:

1. Decide when the use of a noncompete agreement is appropriate.

2. Understand the elements of an enforceable noncompete agreement in Texas.

3. Understand the process for enforcing a noncompete in Texas.

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