Washington Restricts Non-Compete Clauses

The state of Washington has a new law on the books that dramatically restricts the viability of non-compete clauses by private businesses. Governor Jay Inslee, a candidate for the democratic presidential nomination, signed HB 1450 into law on Wednesday after the legislature overwhelmingly approved the bill two weeks ago. The new law becomes effective on…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ was one of four QSR chains that recently reached agreement with 14 state attorneys general over the issue of so-called ‘no poach’ agreements. The settlement provides that the companies (Arby’s, Five Guys & Little Caesar’s are the others) will eliminate all no poach clauses that may exist in their franchise agreements. Further, the companies…

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State Attorneys General Target “No Poaching” Clauses

The Attorneys General of 10 states and the District of Columbia are investigating the alleged use of so-called “no poaching” clauses within franchise agreements. Bloomberg News contacted DDIFO for comment on the investigation at the beginning of the week at the issue was surfacing (or perhaps more accurately, ‘being created’). Federal legislation seeking to outlaw…

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