California Restrictive Employment Covenants after Edwards
California Labor & Employment Law Review, Vol 23, No. 3, 2009
10 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2008 Last revised: 22 Dec 2013
Date Written: November 4, 2008
In Edwards v. Arthur Andersen, the California Supreme Court reaffirmed the state's strong policy against noncompetition agreements, rejecting the Ninth Circuit's "narrow restraint" exception. We explain what the Court did, why California's policy makes sense, and what the opinion will mean for employers, for the high-tech industry, and for trade secret law.
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