Democratic AGs Urge the FTC to Fight Unreasonable Non-Compete Provisions

  • In response to a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) public workshop on non-compete provisions, 19 Democratic AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, sent a letter urging the FTC to implement federal rules to restrict the use of non-compete provisions in employment contracts.
  • In their letter, the AGs encouraged the FTC to increase enforcement actions against unreasonable non-compete provisions and promulgate new rules limiting the use of non-compete provisions in employment agreements for low-wage workers. The AGs argued that non-compete provisions harm workers’ ability to find higher-paying jobs and also harm and the ability of businesses to compete by reducing the availability of the workers they need.
  • As previously reported, similar coalitions of AGs have submitted comments urging the FTC to regulate the use of non-compete provisions in July and November