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Employee Noncompetes Banned Nationwide (For Now)

United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), by a 3-2 margin, voted to ban nearly all employee noncompetes. Continue Reading »

Corporate Transparency Act Takes Effect

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act took effect and, among other things, requires most new entities to submit additional filings to federal regulators. Continue Reading »

Seattle Publishes Draft Changes to Industrial Zoning

Seattle's Office of Planning and Community Development released long-anticipated draft legislation proposing changes to the City's industrial zones. Continue Reading »

HCMP Ranked in 2023 "Best Law Firms"

HCMP is proud to share the firm is once again ranked in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" report. Continue Reading »

Washington's New Noncompetition Law

On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a new statute regulating noncompetition covenants for employees and independent contractors. The new law, which is effective as of January 1, 2020,... Continue Reading »

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