California law has a troubled relationship with covenants not to compete. Generally, in the absence of a statutory exception, covenants not to compete are unenforceable in California. Covenants are generally promises to do or not to do something. Covenants not to compete are essentially a way for a buyer of business or an employer to keep competitors at bay. In this article, we explore in some detail the statutory exceptions to the general unenforceability of covenants not to compete in California.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.