On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new non-compete rule that would prohibit employers from entering into, maintaining, enforcing or threatening enforcement of a non-compete clause with virtually any worker and invalidate existing non-compete clauses with both current and former workers. If the non-compete rule is finalized by the FTC in the same or substantially same form as proposed, and if it survives the legal challenges that are sure to follow, the non-compete rule would make non-compete clauses an unfair method of competition under Section 5 of the FTC Act, regardless of inconsistent state statutes, regulations, orders or interpretations, and would represent a sea change in the law relating to non-compete clauses in the United States.
This course will focus on the practical considerations of the proposed non-compete rule for employers, including the likely timeline for the FTC’s final rule and the options for employers who wish to object to the proposed rule; the steps employers can and should take now in preparation for the final rule; and the best practices for employers should the final rule include the requirement that employers provide “individualized notices” to current and former employees that their non-compete clauses are rescinded.
Credits: 1.0 CA CLE; 1.2 NJ CLE; 1.0 NY CLE; 1.0 PA CLE; 1.0 HRCI; 1.0 SHRM
(Other states available for CLE credits upon request)
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