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Washington Governor Signs Non-Compete Law

On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1450, described as “AN ACT Relating to restraints, including noncompetition covenants, on persons engaging in lawful professions, trades, or businesses[.]”  While the Act does not take effect until January 1, 2020, its restrictions apply retroactively to existing agreements signed before that date.

Our article discussing the law, which was posted just as Governor Inslee was signing the bill, can be found here.  

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Sherry L. Talton is Of Counsel in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She advises and represents employers in every stage of disputes, from risk management to trial and appeal.

Ms. Talton has a broad base of litigation, trial, and appellate experience in numerous state and federal courts across the nation. She has assisted employers to protect their trade secrets, combat wrongful competition, comply with wage and hour laws, enforce arbitration agreements and other employment contract provisions, and implement best recruiting, hiring, and...

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Mr. Nohle has represented a wide variety of clients in the retail, technology and media sectors. In addition to his traditional employment-related litigation practice, which includes the defense of sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violation, FMLA compliance and wrongful termination actions, Mr. Nohle regularly represents clients in disputes involving employee raiding issues, non-competition and nondisclosure agreements. Mr. Nohle’s prior practice included representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trade-secret and patent litigation actions in state and federal courts.

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