An FTC Proposal Could Kill Noncompete Clauses

Noncompete clauses can force workers into lower salaries since they are usually unable to negotiate higher pay at competitors. Image: Oli Scarff (Getty Images)

The Federal Trade Commission announced today a proposal for a new rule that could effectively kill noncompete clauses. The commission argues that banning noncompete clauses could result in a $300 billion total increase in American wages.


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