In Calif., Restrictive Covenants Unenforceable

Law360, New York (September 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court has confirmed that restrictive covenants that limit an employee's future employment are, for the most part, unenforceable in California. Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, Cal. No. S147190 (Aug. 7, 2008).

California has a long line of cases that confirm that non-competition agreements are unenforceable unless given in connection with the sale or dissolution of a corporation, a partnership or an LLC. However, in the new Edwards decision, the court took several big strides beyond prior rulings.

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