The FTC is going after noncompete clauses

The Weekend Brief looks at the history of noncompete clauses and why we should remove them.

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The FTC is going after noncompete clauses
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its chair Lina Khan are going after noncompete clauses: Contractual clauses that prevent workers from moving from one company to a supposed direct competitor.

One out of every five American workers is bound by a noncompete, which Khan argues is restricting their individual liberty and inflicting harm across the economy.


Tomorrow, the Weekend Brief will look at the history of noncompetes in the US as well as the case for doing away with them.

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