In other words, what do the laws of each state say if someone hires you and you don`t sign any contracts, versus the legality of different signed agreements (for example.B. “Have your employees sign confidentiality agreements,” Robertson added. Such agreements should clearly indicate what information, practices and elements the undertaking considers confidential and which elements have not been confidential. There are other limited circumstances in which prohibitions on competition are permitted. “Contrary to popular belief, some agreements not to compete with current or former employees are applicable in California,” said Mark Terman, an attorney at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Los Angeles. . . .