February 2, 2023 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Venable LLP

The Federal Trade Commission Is Taking Aim at Employer Non-Competition Agreements

The FTC recently announced a new proposed rule that, if enacted, will prohibit the use of non-compete agreements by employers in almost all circumstances. According to the FTC, the proposed rule is needed to combat allegedly unfair methods of competition that violate the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA). The FTC also contends that the rule will increase American workers' earnings by as much as $300 billion.

Venable attorneys Leonard Gordon, Nicholas Reiter and Thomas Wallerstein will discuss the framework for the non-compete rule and offer practical advice to plan for next steps.

During this webinar, we will address the following:

  • The background leading to the non-compete rule and the authority of the FTC to promulgate the rule.
  • What does the Proposed Rule provide?
  • What happens next in the rule-making process?
  • What should organizations do to protect themselves against unfair competition in light of the Proposed Rule?