Reminder: Tell Your Beloved Employees About Their Noncompetes

by Sonya Goodwin

Next week, in addition to giving heart-shaped chocolates to their employees on Valentine’s Day, employers who have required their current and former (who were employed after January 1, 2022) employees to sign noncompete agreements must provide them with written notice that the noncompete clause or agreement is void. Pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 16600.1, the notice must be provided no later than February 14, 2024, and must be sent to each current and former employee individually, via mail and email. 

While there are a few exceptions to this requirement, it is best to check with an employment attorney to determine if you are required to provide notice pursuant to this statute.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Goodwin. Sonya provides mediation services, advice, and counsel to employers and litigates all types of employment matters. For Sonya’s mediation availability, contact Candace Yang at For employment counseling, contact Sonya at