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May 10, 2019

New non-compete rules signed into law

SEATTLE (AP) — New rules for non-compete contracts have been signed into law by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, adding protections for workers — but with changes pursued by online retailer Amazon.

The contracts, which bar a worker from joining a competitor after leaving a job, are set to be prohibited for workers making less than $100,000 annually. They are allowed above that threshold, but with additional protections, including a time limit and a requirement to compensate employees bound by the contracts after being laid-off.

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