Tag Archives: non-compete agreements

Status of Challenge to FTC Non-Compete Ban

As previously reported, there were two lawsuits filed to challenge the Federal Trade Commission non-compete ban. Those cases are now essentially consolidated in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The court recently issued an order setting a briefing schedule on the Motion to Stay the Effective Date and Preliminary Injunction (this motion seeks … Continue Reading

A Closer Look at the FTC’s Final Non-Compete Rule

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its Final Non-Compete Agreement Rule (Final Rule), banning non-compete agreements between employers and their workers. The Final Rule will go into effect 120 days after being published in the Federal Register. This Final Rule will impact most US businesses, specifically those that utilize non-compete agreements to protect … Continue Reading

Lavigne Quoted in TechTarget Article on FTC Noncompete Ban

Joe Lavigne, a partner in Jones Walker LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and founding member of Jones Walker’s Trade Secret Insider blog, was quoted in the TechTarget article “Election might decide fate of FTC noncompetes ban” on April 26, 2024. In the article, Joe discusses how the Federal Trade Commission’s ban on noncompete agreements affects employers and how … Continue Reading

The LA Senate Passes Restrictions on Non-Competes for Primary Care Physicians; SB 165 Now Moves to the House of Representative for a Vote

Last month, we wrote about the anticipated impact of the Federal Trade Commission’s expected rule on the healthcare industry. In that post, we discussed the impacts many argued non-competes would have on the healthcare space. Specifically, while some physician groups argue the prevalence of non-competes in the healthcare industry contributes to physician shortages, other industry … Continue Reading

The Expected Impact of the FTC’s Expected Rule on Healthcare Industry

The Proposed Rule Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a proposed rule to ban most noncompete agreements nationwide. With very limited exceptions, the sweeping rule forbids any contractual term between an employer and a worker that has the effect of preventing the worker from accepting employment with a competitor, or operating a competitive … Continue Reading

Legal Challenges the FTC Faces in Light of Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking essentially banning non-compete clauses and categorizing them as unfair methods of competition. Non-compete clauses serve to protect a business’s trade secrets and other confidential information, which makes the adoption of such a rule concerning for all US businesses. Our previous … Continue Reading