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Washington State’s New Noncompetition Laws

Washington state employers that rely on noncompetition agreements will face a dramatically different legal landscape beginning Jan. 1, 2020, when a new noncompetition law takes effect. ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1450 Key Elements of the New Law Under the new law, noncompetition agreements will be void and unenforceable against an employee under the following conditions: … Continue Reading

California Federal District Court Interprets Recent California Court of Appeal Decision to Broadly Prohibit Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements

California employers and their legal counsel reasonably had assumed that California law distinguishes employee non-solicitation agreements from noncompetition agreements and that the former were enforceable. That assumption was based largely on a 1985 decision by the California Court of Appeal in Loral Corp. v. Moyes, 174 Cal. App. 3d 268, which enforced an agreement prohibiting a … Continue Reading

New York Attorney General’s Office Reaches Another Settlement Over Non-Competes

Last week, the Office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG’s Office) reached a settlement with WeWork, a New York City-based company that provides shared “co-work” spaces nationwide and internationally – and, notably, is one of the largest office tenants in New York City – regarding its use of non-compete restrictions with its employees. Recently, … Continue Reading
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