Proposed Nationwide FTC Ban on Non-Compete Clauses: UPDATE – Virtual Public Forum Scheduled for February 16, 2023
As we recently reported, in January 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed nationwide ban on non-compete clauses. The proposed rule would restrict employers from enforcing all existing and future non-compete agreements with their employees. The FTC announced that it will host a free and open public forum on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, examining the proposed rule and providing the public (workers and business owners) with an opportunity to ask questions, express concerns, and share their past experiences with non-competes. Attendees may register to speak at the forum on the FTC’s website. Registration to speak is on a first come, first served basis. Details about the forum and registration may be found here. The public may also submit written comments on the proposed ban through March 20, 2023, at Regulations.gov. Interested parties should monitor the situation accordingly and consider contacting the firm if they have questions about the proposed rule or seek guidance ahead of the forum and comment period deadline.