FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Employment Noncompete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, in a 3-2 vote along party lines, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule that will ban essentially all employment noncompete agreements nationwide. This alert dives into the key takeaways and what to expect next.

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FTC’s Proposed Rule Banning Employment-Based Non-competes

The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed rule that would, if adopted, ban the use of employment-based non-competes and require employers to rescind existing non-competes. The FTC’s proposed rule would reshape large segments of the American economy and supplant numerous recently enacted state statutes restricting the permissible use of non-competes and other restrictive covenants. If the proposed rule becomes effective, employers will need to consider alternatives to protect customer and employee relationships, and confidential information.

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