Exploring the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Noncompetes (Fairly Competing, Episode 20)

Episode 20 of Fairly Competing is out!

Did you hope for a quiet start to the new year?

Not going to happen.

The FTC just proposed a ban on noncompetes with virtually no exceptions. And, they have placed nondisclosure agreements and other restrictive covenants squarely in the crosshairs.

In this episode, John, Ben, and I take a look at the FTC’s proposed ban on noncompetes, how we got here, what the proposed rule would do, the potential practical and legal problems with it, the opportunity to provide comments to the FTC about it, what employers should do in the interim to protect their trade secrets and customer goodwill, and predictions on where this all goes.

You can join us on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, or go to FairlyCompeting.com, if you’re just looking for the RSS feed.

And, because this show is for you, please email John, Ben, or me with any topics you’d like to hear us discuss. While we cannot offer legal advice on the show, we can certainly discuss any issues you may be wondering about.


*Thank you again to Erika Hahn for the intro and outro voice over, Tyler Beck for the music, and mohamed_hassan for the base image.