New California Employee Noncompete Law

By February 14, 2024, employers must notify their current employees, and former employees who were employed after January 1, 2022, whose contracts include a noncompete clause, or who were required to enter a noncompete agreement, that does not satisfy an exception to this chapter, that the noncompete clause or noncompete agreement is void. Notice shall be in the form of a written individualized communication to the employee or former employee, and shall be delivered to the last known address and the email address of the employee or former employee. A violation of this law constitutes an act of unfair competition.