The Law at Work: Is California’s strong policy against enforcing non–compete agreements less than meets the eye?
For about 150 years, non-compete agreements generally have been unenforceable in California, unlike in most other states. Beginning at Section 16600, the California Business and Professions Code says that, with few exceptions, “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void.”
In his “The Law at Work” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton examines two recent cases to show that factual variations may render California’s strong public policy against non-compete agreements less – or more – than meets the eye.
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