The Foundry Law Blog

Non-Solicitation v. Non-Compete Clauses

Non-solicitation and non-compete clauses are both common provisions that employers incorporate into employment agreements. While the two may have similarities, they are quite different provisions that accomplish separate goals. Note, too, that in 2019, Washington state revised its non-compete laws. This means that if your employment contracts include a non-solicitation and/or a non-compete clause, now […]

New Washington Law Limits Use of Certain Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Provisions in Employment Agreements

  Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Silenced No More Act on March 24, 2022. The new law places specific restrictions in the way employers use nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions in employment agreements and independent contractor agreements. In light of Governor Inslee’s recent signing, employers with Washington employees should revise their employment agreements […]

Understanding an NDA and Issues to Watch Out For

Whether you are exploring an exciting new partnership, joint-venture opportunity, or seeking funding to grow your company, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), or confidentiality agreements, are a normal component of many early negotiations.  While most NDAs contain boilerplate language, there are issues you should pay attention to and understand prior to signing an NDA.  Below we’ve highlighted […]