FTC and DOL have entered an MOU to “protect” workers from noncompetes, nondisclosure agreements, and other restrictive covenants.
The NLRB is testing its theory that noncompetes and other covenants constitute unfair labor practices under the NLRB. Employers take note.
FTC Chair testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. She didn’t say much of substance on noncompetes, but so-called “enforcement actions” will continue. The time to take action is now - but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating FTC Chair Lina Khan. Next up, an investigation into NLRB GC Jennifer A. Abruzzo?
U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls the NLRB’s finding that most noncompetes are illegal a “blatantly unlawful overreach” and will challenge it.