Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements

We regularly advise our clients on where, when, and to what extent, non-competition agreements are enforceable. A non-competition (non-compete) agreement restricts an employer’s ex-employee from competing against the employer or one or more of the employer’s businesses. In California, employment-based non-compete agreements are unenforceable as a matter of law, except in limited circumstances. In most other states, non-compete agreements are enforceable, at least to some extent.

We have considerable experience advising executives who sign non-compete agreements while working outside California, and thereafter, take a competitive job in California. These multi-state situations sometimes involve a number of complex issues, and often lead to the question: “What, if anything, can the executive do to void the effects of a non-California, non-compete agreement?”

In states where non-compete agreements are enforceable, Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. attorneys often advise clients on the extent to which the clients’ non-compete applies to their particular fact pattern.

Non-solicitation (of employee) agreements typically prohibit ex-employees from encouraging (soliciting) their former fellow employees to take a new job. We regularly advise our C-Suite clients on the contours of the non-solicitation agreements they have entered into.

If you have questions about a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, then the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. may be right for you.