Throughout its history, California has made its commitment towards protecting employees strikingly obvious. Today, California law bars non-compete agreements between employers and employees. Except for a few narrow circumstances, your employer cannot enforce any type of “non-compete” agreement against you.
However, an employer may prevent a former employee from disclosing its trade secrets. Moreover, if the former employee was also an owner of the company he/she left, the non-compete agreement might be enforceable. For more information, contact us today.