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State Attorneys General Renew Call for FTC Non-Compete Pact Ban

Nov. 15, 2019, 6:34 PM

Nineteen state attorneys general urged the Federal Trade Commission to quickly use its authority to ban all non-compete agreements, saying the federal agency is the best authority to eradicate such anticompetitive labor pacts.

“We believe an FTC rule offers the quickest, most comprehensive regulatory path to protecting all workers from these exploitative contracts,” the Democratic attorneys general said in a Nov. 15 letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons.

The attorneys general letter expands upon a previous letter issued in July which first asked the commission to take a harder line stance against worker non-compete agreements.

While the group of attorneys ...

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