New Washington Legislation Affecting Noncompetition Agreements
Posted May 8, 2019
By Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Van Moppes
The Washington state legislature has passed, and Governor Inslee is expected to soon sign into law, legislation that will significantly limit noncompete clauses in contracts between businesses, their employees and independent contractors.
Effective January 1, 2020, this new law will prohibit all noncompetition agreements for employees whose W-2 earnings are less than $100,000 annually, and for independent contractors paid less than $250,000 per year. The legislation states that those amounts will be adjusted annually for inflation, just one aspect of this law which could pose a headache for employers. Another headache might be created if an employee’s...Read More