September 3, 2019
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Join us at the beautiful Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum for policy discussions and networking

Policy Summit, presented by AT&T, gives you the opportunity to connect with fellow Washington employers, policy makers and thought leaders. Gain insights on tax policy, the state of the economy, entrepreneurship, and much more.

2019 Policy Summit Event Details

  •  Where: Suncadia Resort | 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922
  •  When: September 17-19, 2019
  •  Cost: $595 AWB Member Full Package

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Don't miss the point counter-point keynote address with two former White House chiefs of staff, insights from Windermere’s chief economist, and dozens of other compelling speakers. Register early! This event often sells out.

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Big Changes

Employers need to prepare for new noncompete laws

By Tim O'Connell of Stoel Rives

During the last legislative session, Washington took significant steps to limit noncompetition agreements for employees in the state and prohibit employer policies that ban moonlighting, impacting not only an important part of many local companies' strategies to protect their market position, but also employee loyalty.

The new state statute regarding noncompetition agreements and moonlighting policies demands attention from Washington employers...

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, employers that utilize noncompetition agreements need to carefully evaluate whether those agreements will meet the new state standards. If not, employers should revoke or revise those agreements prior to the effective date...

Properly structured noncompetition agreements and properly based policies regarding moonlighting are valid. Employers must, however, address these new limitations, sooner rather than later.

Read the full column in The Puget Sound Business Journal