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Golden v. California Emergency Physicians

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No-Hire Clauses Common to Settlement Agreements Now Void In California

FordHarrison LLP • June 11, 2015
Executive Summary: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently broadened California's already expansive interest in promoting employee mobility by voiding any contract provision imposing a meaningful obstacle to a California resident's ability to work. The appellate court's decision calls into question the continued validity of post-employment restrictive covenants commonly included in severance packages and settlement agreements.