A Former Employee Opens a New Competing Company. What are the Best Practices to Protect his New Company?

As a former employee, you must understand what you can and cannot do with respect to any information that you learned through your former employer that you may rely upon in opening your new business. You will also need advice on contacting former clients, vendors and employees to announce your new Company, and the limits, if any, on solicitation.

As a new business owner, you also need to understand California employment laws that apply to your new role as an employer and implement policies, processes, handbooks and follow best practices to protect your new company.