Does an arbitration trump the illegality of non-compete requirement?
May 7, 2014 6:42 PM Subscribe
I was offered a job with a crazy non-compete condition in the agreement, but as you may know such requirements are illegal in the State of California. HOWEVER, there is an 'Employment Condition' that requires all disputes to be settled via arbitration.
If an arbitrator decides to enforce a non-compete clause in California, does that somehow override the illegality of it, since generally, arbitrators have 'final say' and courts 'cant overturn' decisions made via arbitration?
posted by nodebunny to Law & Government (10 answers total)
Specifically, I am concerned about some potential overlap in things Ive created in the past and work on in my own time. Additionally, the market is focused on specific technologies that may make it unreasonable for this company to expect me not to work for a similar or competing company 'until after 18 months of termination'.
I also find annoying a requirement to update them for 3 years of my address to contact me about my obligations under the agreement.
Blah -- this thing is crap! Your feedback is appreciated.