The Outlook for Non-Compete Agreements in 2024
January 29, 2024
Several states have updates.
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Are Non-Compete Agreements On the Way Out?
June 15, 2023
Non-Competition agreements, which restrict workers’ ability to go to work for competitors, have come in for criticism, statutory reform, and outright bans in an increasing number of states.
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The NLRB General Counsel Joins the War on Noncompete Agreements
June 8, 2023
Following the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed near-total ban on non-compete agreements, and an increasing number of state laws limiting or banning such agreements, another federal agency official is piling on.
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NLRB General Counsel Enters the Fray on Non-Competes, Declaring They May Violate Federal Labor Law
June 3, 2023
For more than a year, the Federal Trade Commission has been mulling on whether the federal government should regulate employee non-compete agreements.
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Worklaw Comments on FTC Proposed Non-compete Rule
May 4, 2023
Worklaw recently submitted comments opposing the FTC’s proposed new rule on non-compete agreements.
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FTC Proposing Expansive Ban on Non-Compete Agreements
January 5, 2023
Earlier this week, the FTC announced that it took legal action against three companies, suing the companies to prevent them from using what the FTC described as unlawful non-compete restrictions.
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Employer’s Aggressive Tactics Allow Court to Deny Enforcement of Restrictive Covenant
August 25, 2022
Imagine that you have an employee that is leaving your company that has signed a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement. Now, let us imagine that same employee starts a business that not only directly competes with your business, but is taking clients from your business from the contacts he or she developed there.
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Non-Compete Agreements Under Fire and What That Really Means
August 23, 2021
President Biden recently issued an Executive Order taking aim at anti-competitive practices in his “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”
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President Biden Targets Non-Compete Agreements
July 12, 2021
On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order which included in its scope possibly banning non-compete agreements.
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President Biden Issues Challenging Executive Order Seeking to Ban or Limit Non-Competes, Occupational Licensing Requirements, and Wage-Sharing
July 12, 2021
On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a wide-ranging Executive Order intended to promote competition in the American economy.
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Employers: Restrictive Covenant Reform Is Coming to Illinois in 2021
June 16, 2021
Recently, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation significantly amending the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which governs the legality and enforceability of non-compete agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants.
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“Transfer” Following Job Elimination Triggered Non-Compete Countdown
June 30, 2020
A recent case warns employers that there may be non-compete implications when employees are transferred to a new job after a position elimination – an issue of particular relevance in the current economic climate.
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