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Thank you for your reply.Having reviewed the non-compete, your understanding of it is in line with mine and correct -so long as you do not solicit employees, contractors or clients of your former employer for a period of 12 months from your last day of employment, you are not in violation of the agreement.
Also, for your information - generally speaking, a non-compete agreement will likely be enforceable in Washington if its restrictions are not greater than those reasonably necessary to protect the business or goodwill of the employer. The following are some questions that may be asked to determine if a non-compete will be enforceable:
Washington courts will likely examine all of these factors and may rewrite or remove overly broad and unenforceable provisions (this is known as the “blue pencil rule”). In other words, if the rest of a part of the agreement were okay, for example, but one section was overbroad, the court could simply strike it out, leaving the rest of the agreement intact.