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3.1.2000

Competing For Talent And Protecting Business Value: Non-Compete Agreements And Trade Secret Law In Washington

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Non-compete agreements are well established and enforceable under Washington law. Some states, like California, enforce non-competition covenants involving the sale of a business or segment but not similar covenants between an employer and employee, because the employee’s “right to work” eclipses the employer’s interest in protecting its business value.