OLYMPIA, Wash. ? Business interests lined up Monday against two Washington House bills that seek to ban some or all non-compete provisions from employment contracts.

The Washington Technology Industry Association, the powerful Association of Washington Business, the Washington State Hospital Association, the Independent Business Association and Washington Food Industry Association all spoke in opposition to the bills?at a hearing before the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee.

Testifying in favor of the blanket ban on non-compete agreements were employment law attorneys, the Washington State Labor Council, the American Federation of Musicians, and the United Food & Commercial Workers union, plus a doctor, another health care worker, a musician and a grocery employee.

No individuals or employee-related groups from the tech industries showed up to testify in favor of banning non-compete requirements. Read Full Article on Geekwire