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We have a competitor who's making job offers to a large group of our employees, were being targeted and feel that the time and investment we put into these employees was for nothing if someone can just come and steal them away. what can we do legally to stop him?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Legal
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  1. Do you have a contract with these employees?
  2. If yes, is the contract at-will or for a term?
  3. How many employees have left your employment for this other company or have requested an increase in pay?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
at-will, standard employment documentation.......2 so far
Lawyer: Roy Hadavi,
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Poaching employees can be very frustrating. I am sure it is difficult to conduct a profitable business while a competitor is attempting to harm that business.

Unfortunately, there is generally nothing legally preventing a competitor business from poaching your employees. The only exceptions are if you have a term contract with the employees, if the employees signed a non-compete (which are generally not enforceable in California) or if you have a contract with the employee for protection for proprietary information.

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