Although California has a strong public policy, based on Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 16600, against the enforcement of employer/employee non-compete agreements, employers might get some traction in this area by including a choice of venue or forum selection provision in their employment contracts and – through that provision – having the case transferred to a jurisdiction that will be more likely to enforce a restrictive covenant.
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