A fired employee who sues you for breach of contract could return to their former job or claim reimbursement for lost wages and medical or legal expenses, and even punitive damages. Please note that the diagram is not legal advice and does not replace adequate legal research and advice. They are provided for informational purposes only. In Virginia, the applicability of non-compete commitments is subject to common law principles. As trade restrictions, CNCs are not favored by Virginia courts, which only apply narrowly worded NQFs that do not violate public order. Non-compete obligations are automatically invalid in California, with the exception of a small number of specific situations expressly permitted by law.  They were banned in 1872 by the original California Civil Code (Civ. . . .
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