Understanding the law and enforceability of noncompetition covenants in Washington.

Effective since January 1st, 2020, Washington’s statutory law governing noncompetition covenants (Chapter 49.62 RCW) has changed the legal landscape for employers, employees, and independent contractors in the state. This article highlights the key statutory provisions and also briefly discusses the second component of the analysis: how courts determine whether enforcing the noncompete covenant is reasonable. […]

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