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10.11.2004

Washington Supreme Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Compete Agreement Signed After Commencement of At-Will Employment – Continued Employment and Additional Training May be Insufficient Consideration

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In Labriola v. Pollard Group, Inc., the Washington Supreme Court unanimously invalidated, based on lack of consideration, a non-compete agreement signed five years after hiring an at-will employee. The Court rejected the employer’s contention that continued employment and additional training constituted sufficient consideration. View full article (PDF).