Employment & Civil Rights

Dunn & Black Case History

Changes in Non-Compete Agreements and Employment

Washington State In Washington State, non-competition agreements are subject to earnings thresholds.  For 2024, in order for non-compete agreement to be enforceable, the employee’s annual earnings must exceed $120,559.99.  For independent contractors, their annual...

Washington State Paid Sick Leave

Legislative Changes for 2024 Beginning January 1, 2024, employers must pay any unused and accrued sick leave to construction workers if employment lasts fewer than 90 days.  Payment must occur on or before the next regularly scheduled pay day after separation from...

Cannabis and the Workplace Alert

In 2012, Washington legalized the recreational use of cannabis.  Because lawmakers in Washington consider cannabis use similar to alcohol consumption, the legislature recently passed a law intended to protect employees from adverse employment actions based solely on...


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