MacDonald Hoague & Bayless has experience and expertise in challenging non-competition agreements.

Our firm has helped lead the fight against restrictive non-competition agreements in employment contracts for decades.  For many years, an increasing number of employers across many industries have sought to limit the mobility of their employees by including non-competition agreements (sometimes referred to as covenants not to compete) in employment agreements and handbooks.  These agreements restrict employees’ career opportunities after they leave their positions, derailing careers and disrupting lives.

MacDonald Hoague & Bayless has been a leading voice, both in the courtroom and the legislature, in advocating for employees whose careers and lives have been damaged by non-competition agreements.  Fighting back against these restrictive agreements requires a deep knowledge of the case law, creative legal thinking, and thorough investigation.  MHB brings all that and more when it represents employees seeking to free themselves from a non-competition agreement.  We represent employees at all stages, from the drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, to severance negotiation, to trial court litigation, to appellate proceedings.  Our employment lawyers, including several leaders in the Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association, have the experience and knowledge to help employees get out from under restrictive non-competition agreements so they can move on in their careers.