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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

Washington, D.C. Joins the Ban-the-Box Movement for Private Employers

The District of Columbia has passed one of the most stringent ban-the-box laws in the nation.  The D.C. law includes the typical prohibition on asking questions about criminal background during the application process, but it also adds a requirement, similar to New York State, that specific factors be considered before a conditional offer of employment … Continue Reading
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