As a business owner, you know your success lies in the hands of your employees. A good staff will help your business grow and thrive. An untrustworthy one can put your business at serious risk.
These effects are magnified when an employee leaves. Will clients follow your employee instead of staying with your business? Will a disloyal former employee try to use your company's client list or trade secrets to their own benefit?
Non-compete agreements are a good way to stem the risk associated with a departing employee. Washington law, however, places limits on when businesses can use them. Here are a few things you need to know.