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Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, No. BC 294853 (Cal. Aug. 7, 2008)

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California - California Supreme Court Invalidates Non-Compete Agreement.

Ogletree Deakins • August 19, 2008
In a unanimous decision, the state’s highest court recently ruled that a noncompetition agreement entered into between an employer and one of its former employees is unenforceable under California law. In so doing, the California Supreme Court upheld a longstanding state law restricting employers from using such agreements to restrain employees’ practice of their professions.

California Supreme Court Rules On Non-compete Agreements And On General Releases.

Fisher Phillips • August 12, 2008
The California Supreme Court recently handed down a long-awaited and significant decision addressing the nature and scope of non-competition agreements in California. The ruling also addressed the enforceability of contract provisions requiring employees to release "any and all" claims. The case has important consequences for California employers.