As noted in our May 10 client alert, Washington has now joined several other states (Idaho, Utah, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, New Mexico, and Illinois) that have recently amended their non-compete statutes to provide more protections for employees. The Washington statute is instructive for employers because, in addition to a new wage threshold, it contains several of the restrictions or limitations that are trending in proposed legislation across the country.Read more »
Non-Competition Agreements – Bracing Yourself Against the Winds of Change Posted on: May 23, 2019 In: Labor & Employment
The Other Shoe Drops: CA Appellate Court Holds Non-Solicitation of Employees Restrictions Also Unenforceable Posted on: December 21, 2018 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
Since 2008, California courts have refused to enforce non-solicitation of customer provisions in employment contracts. On November 1, 2018, in AMN Healthcare, Inc. v Aya Healthcare Services, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District expanded this concept to include non-solicitation of employees restrictions (also known as anti-raiding provisions) as well.Read more »
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