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Asked on Nov 30, 2021

Are non-competes enforceable in California?

I live in CA and work for an east coast company. I have an old employment agreement from ~2006 that has a non-compete clause. Is that enforceable in CA?

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Answered 302 days ago

Paul S.

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No, it's not. California has a very strict law against non-competes, and views those as illegal restraints on trade. Pretty much the only scenario in which a non-compete will be enforceable in California is in connection with the sale of a business.

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