California`s non-competing laws are unique and structured differently in the rest of the country. In addition to being massive in geographical size, the state of California has a huge and undeniable impact on the economy and financial layers of the country and has the sixth largest economy in the world, which surpassed the entire French nation last year. Update: You can read an in-depth discussion about California, non-compete clauses, choice clauses and forum selection clauses on the Antitrust Attorney blog. An elderly and successful businessman known to this writer was a great proponent of the California plan to allow the protection of confidential information, but not without competition. “Keeps me on my toes to know that the competition is out there and if one of my ex-employees can do a better job than me, it`s good for him. I don`t want him to steal my secrets… If you work in California, at a company with an office in California, you may not realize that the company is headquartered in Arizona. To complicate matters further, a non-compete clause is often inserted into other working papers and only if your employer feels that he is threatened by your competition after you leave the company. If you would like to learn more about competition bans in California, please read this Bona Law Primer. In summary, California law prohibits employers from imposing restrictive agreements against workers, particularly alliances made in the form of a non-compete agreement. See Cal.
bus. Prof. Code 16600. As a general rule, staff members are presented as part of their initial leases with non-competitive or non-competitive agreements. They may even be (poorly) considered a precondition for employment. While California courts generally do not enforce non-competitive agreements, an employee should always know what he or she is signing and what his legal obligations are before signing, and especially before the competition. California is famous for banning these non-competition bans. They are one of the few states to prohibit any illegal restriction on a person`s professional, commercial, commercial or business ownership with limited and detailed exceptions.