Noncompete News: California Court Finds Employers May Be Liable for Wrongful Termination When Honoring Competitors' Non-compete Agreements

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A recent decision by the California Court of Appeals, finding an employer's decision to honor a competitor's non-compete agreement tantamount to a violation of California Business and Professions Code section 16600, thus violating public policy, underscores the Catch-22 faced by employers when hiring employees subject to covenants not to compete.

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