Is the Washington Legislature Caching Out Noncompete Agreements? How This Change Might Affect Your Ability to Protect Your Business
By Rachel M. Bowe
For tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, and any number of emerging tech companies, tech professionals are a hot commodity in the state of Washington. No doubt, the competition is fierce here in Seattle and within the greater tech industry. As a result, companies in Washington have routinely used noncompetition agreements to protect against potentially damaging or unfair competition by their former executives, engineers and other key employees. However, a bill recently passed by the Labor & Workplace Standards Committee seeks to do away with noncompete agreements in the state of Washington.
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