Federal Trade Commission

U.S. bans noncompete agreements for nearly all jobs

The article first appeared in the The WBUR on April 23, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission narrowly voted Tuesday to ban nearly all noncompetes, employment agreements that typically prevent workers from joining competing businesses or launching ones of their own. The FTC received more than 26,000 public comments in the months leading up to the vote. Chair Lina Khan referenced on Tuesday some of the stories she had heard from workers.

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