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New Washington Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements | Stacey Romberg
On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1450 into law. This law sets forth new restraints regarding non-compete agreements which will come into effect on January 1, 2020. Non-compete agreements have always been disfavored by courts as a restraint on trade. The Washington legislature echoed these sentiments, stating in Section …