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The Federal Trade Commission wants to Ban Noncompete Employment Clauses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing a ban on noncompete employment clauses that “block workers from freely switching jobs, depriving them of higher wages and better working conditions, and depriving businesses of a talent pool that they need to build and expand” (FTC Chair Lina M. Khan). About one in five Americans is bound by a noncompete agreement according to a March 2022 Treasury Department report. Noncompete clauses are prevalent across jobs: e.g., physicians, tech workers, hairstylists, warehouse workers, and business executives. The FTC is currently taking public comment on the proposal before it issues a final version this spring. 

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Read more about The State of Labor Market Competition from the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Post written by Dr. Jacqueline M. Zalewski, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Membership and Outreach Committee

Posted Tuesday, 01/10/2023, 10:59 AM - Comments - Category: Member News