What happens when a California-based employer wants to hire out-of-state employees who are subject to non-compete agreements with the world's largest manufacturer of medical devices?
We were lead counsel for a complex set of national lawsuits involving this non-compete agreement that was signed by more than 100,000 employees. The manufacturer tried to prevent its former employees throughout the country from working for competitors for a period of 18 months.
Our firm obtained an unprecedented injunction in California that prohibited the company from enforcing the agreement in other states. This extended California's authority outside of the state and helped foster competition in the employee marketplace.