Enforceability of Covenants Not To Compete In California

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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.

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