A World Without Non-Competes? What the FTC’s Proposed Ban Means for In-House Counsel

The non-compete—a clause that binds approximately one-fifth of all American workers—may soon be a thing of the past. New guidance from the FTC threatens to abolish the use of non-compete clauses in all but the most limited of circumstances, upending a long-established protection used by countless corporations nationwide. Partner Varant Yegparian and associate Adam Greiner outline the implications of the FTC’s proposed rule and, should it be implemented, offer a path forward for in-house legal departments seeking to minimize damage to their businesses.

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