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I have not received the non-compete yet and i am still

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i have not received the non-compete yet and i am still employed. it looks like they will present the non compete and then also change my pay structure if i refuse what are my options if any
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Non-compete clauses are unenforceable under California law. It does not matter whether you sign it or not because the your employer can not do anything if you later violate the clause. Many employers in California who are headquartered in another state do not realize that California law makes these clauses unenforceable, or they use national documents and do not want to amend them state by state.

In either case you have nothing to worry about.

Here is a link to the law:

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did you have a chance to look at non compete i sent you
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for touching base. I did not receive the document. You can attach it here and I can look at it and post here.

Or I can arrange an additional service so that you can send it to me and we discuss it by phone. There is an extra charge for that however.

I can say that under California Law non-compete clauses are not lawful. So even if they are in an employment contract they are invalid.

Kind regards,


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