Employer Handbook: FTC Takes On Non-Competition Agreements

In a column published by the Rochester Business Journal, HSE Attorney Benjamin E. Mudrick discusses the significant impact of a proposed rule by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban non-competition agreements, also known as non-competes, with employees. The FTC’s proposal, if enacted, would affect all employers, making it illegal to enter into or maintain non-compete agreements with workers. The article explores the potential consequences and the legal challenges the proposal may face, ultimately serving as a reminder for businesses to review their use of non-competes and other restrictive covenants in light of these potential changes in employment law.

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