The California Non-Compete Agreement is one that is virtually unused in the state. Unlike other states which look at each case to determine the validity of non-compete agreements, California has rendered these agreements null and void. As California does not recognize non-compete or non-solicitation clauses, it is rare that an employer will attempt to place one into effect. A covenant not to compete is an agreement that, during and following employment, the employee agrees not to start or work for competing businesses in a similar field as the employer. Non-solicitation clauses demand that the employee refrains from recruiting employees or soliciting clientele away from the employer once their business arrangement has terminated.

Laws – CA Bus & Prof Code § 16600 (2017)

Non-Compete Limit – N/A

Non-Solicitation Limit – N/A