California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
it's poen to sacrateser. I'm asking about non competes in ca.
I'm not sure what your answer meant (since you said it was open, but also mentioned to Socrateraser), but I will answer your question for you, since Socrateaser doesn't appear to be online.
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Non-compete agreements are completely void and unenforceable in California, so there really are no pitfalls or anything to worry about. If you signed a non-compete and you work in California, live in California, or performed work while you were in California, the agreement is simply void.
This is due to Business and Professions code 16600, which states the following:
"Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by whichanyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, orbusiness of any kind is to that extent void."
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sorry i was on my phone so the spelling was atrocious. It was meant to be a follow up question to socrateaser. And actually the question was poorly formulated. I'll close the question nonetheless.
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