Kansas City, MO asked in Business Law and Contracts for California

Q: In 2006 I signed a Non-Compete in KS. I transferred thru promotion to CA with same company HQ in KS. Is it still valid?

After working for the company for a few years they required us to sign a non-compete. I was paid a small amount extra as consideration. In 2015 I got a promotion and they moved me to California. The company is headquartered in KS and I am employed in California. Does that invalidate the non-compete?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Kenneth Sisco
Kenneth Sisco
  • Norco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Obviously, the terms of the agreement, and the circumstances surrounding it, will be the biggest factors in evaluating its enforceability. However, non compete agreements, especially in California are difficult to enforce.

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