I am currently working for a large national test prep company here in California. However, they are not giving me enough hours to make a decent wage to support myself (scheduling conflicts).
I was interested in working for a smaller local test prep company that is in direct competition with the large company so that I can make enough money.
I was wondering if this was legal.
I know that the non-compete law here in California forbids businesses from preventing or punishing a FORMER employee from working at a competing business, but does it protect people who are working for two competing companies SIMULTANEOUSLY?
In addition, I was interested in opening up a business in the same field as both of these companies (test prep) in the next year. Do I have to stop working at either or both of these companies in order to legally create my business?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
If possible, can you guys direct me to an actual legal document that provides evidence for an answer?