What is a non-solicitation agreement?


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A non-solicitation agreement is a type of business contract. These agreements are often used by companies to prevent former employees from soliciting business from current customers and employees.

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What is a non-solicitation agreement?
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Companies may ask managers and other professionals to sign non-solicitation agreements to ensure that the employee does not use customer lists for his own benefit upon leaving the company. The non-solicitation agreement may be presented as part of an employment contract or as a standalone contract. The employer may request a non-solicitation agreement at any time during the course of employment. Non-solicitation agreements are difficult to enforce and are not legally binding in California.

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