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FTC proposes rule that would ban noncompete clauses in employee contracts

Federal Trade Commission building and sign
Alex Brandon
The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington is pictured on Jan. 28, 2015. The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a new rule that would prevent employers from imposing noncompete clauses on their workers.

The FTC is proposing a rule to ban the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts nationwide. These clauses are applied to workers in all fields and play a major role in current employment law.

We’ll discuss what this proposal could mean for the future of employment in the U.S.


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