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  • Washington Revises Its Pay Transparency Law to Require Proactive Salary Disclosure

    On March 30, 2022, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill (SB) 5761, updating Washington’s existing pay transparency law. Previously, after an employer made an initial job offer to an external applicant, the employer was required to provide the minimum wage or salary to the applicant if the applicant requested the information. Under the revised law,...
    April 8, 2022
  • 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...… Continue Reading The post Washington Governor Signs Non-Compete Law appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
    May 9, 2019
  • Washington State Legislature Sends Comprehensive Non-Compete Bill To Governor’s Desk

    On April 26, 2019, the two chambers of the Washington Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (“HB 1450” or the “Non-Compete Act”), which regulates non-competition agreements with employees and independent contractors, and severely restricts franchisee no-poach agreements as well as policies against moonlighting. Governor Inslee is expected to sign the Act, which would take...… Continue Reading The post Washington State Legislature Sends Comprehensive Non-Compete Bill To Governor’s Desk appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
    May 8, 2019
  • Washington Supreme Court Clarifies State Meal Break Requirements

    Under Washington State’s meal break statute, an employer must provide an employee working five or more consecutive hours a 30-minute meal period, although employees may waive the meal break under state law.  In answering questions certified to it by a federal district court, the Washington Supreme Court first explained that the statute does not provide...… Continue Reading
    August 9, 2017