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THE STATUS OF NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA JUST GOT WORSE FOR 2024 The status of non-compete agreements in California is a topic of much concern for employers and employees alike. And it looks like things just got worse for 2024. Recently, Governor Gavin Newsome signed two new laws that are set to have a major impact on the enforceability of non-compete agreements. SB699 and AB1076 both aim to restrict the use of these agreements, making it more difficult for companies to restrict their former employees from working for competitors. This news is sure to be met with mixed reactions, but one thing is certain: the landscape of employment law in California is changing rapidly.
Attorney Steve® California Non-Compete Crash-course (including SB699 and AB1076)
California SB 699
Existing law regulates business activities in order to maintain competition. Existing law voids contractual provisions by which a person is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind, except as otherwise provided.
The Legislature finds and declares the following:
California SB 1076
Existing law, the Unfair Competition
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1.Section 16600 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
16600.1.(a) It shall be unlawful to include a noncompete clause in an employment contract, or to require an employee to enter a noncompete agreement, that does not satisfy an exception in this chapter.
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