Noncompetition Agreements

women signing Noncompetition Agreements

Effective January 1, 2020, the State of Washington dramatically limited the instances in which an employer can use or enforce noncompetition agreements with employees and contractors. The law prevents the use of noncompetition agreements for low level employees who make less $100,000.00 a year in compensation and for independent contractors who receive less than $250,000.00…

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Navigating Pregnancy Accommodations as an Employer

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Employers in Washington state are now subject to another layer of laws around pregnancy accommodations for their employees. Most notable are the four accommodations that are per se – or automatically considered “reasonable.” What are the new Pregnancy Accommodations Laws? Beginning in 2017, Washington enacted an additional layer of protection for employees regarding pregnancy and work-related…

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No Payment? No Problem: Optimizing Washington State’s Lien Statutes

Walker Heye Meehan Eisinger Attorneys looking down from the second story of the Franklin County Courthouse

For businesses that deal in the improvement of real property and have difficulty collecting payment, the good news is that there is a solution with some teeth— materialmen’s and mechanics’ liens. Washington law provides robust protections to those who supply labor, professional services, materials, and equipment for the improvement of real property. Yet, many businesses that…

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