Restrictions on Noncompetes: New FTC Regs on Wage and Hour Workers
Enforceability of Recent Executive Order to Promote Competition
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the executive order that President Biden signed regarding noncompete agreements. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently released regulations to curtail the use of noncompete clauses and other clauses or agreements that may limit worker mobility. The panel will discuss the FTC's regulations and the state law trend of disfavoring restrictions on employee mobility such as noncompete agreements.
- History of noncompete enforcement
- Biden executive order
- FTC possible regulations
- Future of noncompete beyond wage and hour workers
- Best practices for employers in the future seeking to limit competition/protect business
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What does the Promoting Competition in the American Economy Executive Order accomplish?
- What has the FTC stated or implied regarding its proposed rulemaking?
- How have states handled restrictions on noncompetes?
- How can counsel best address the likely limitations on using noncompetes when developing employment policies in the future?
Beck Reed Riden
Mr. Beck is a business, trade secrets, and employee mobility litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and... | Read More
Mr. Beck is a business, trade secrets, and employee mobility litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. A leading authority on the law of trade secrets, noncompetes, and employee mobility, he literally wrote the law, wrote the book, and teaches the course on noncompete law in Massachusetts. Similarly, Mr. Beck revised the Massachusetts Uniform Trade Secrets Act, wrote the books Trade Secrets Law for the Massachusetts Practitioner (1st ed. MCLE 2019) and Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (6th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2021), teaches the course Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law, and co-hosts a podcast on trade secrets and restrictive covenants called Fairly Competing.Close
Amit S. Bindra
The Prinz Law Firm
Mr. Bindra focuses his practice on employment and executive agreements, noncompete, non-solicit and trade secret... | Read More
Mr. Bindra focuses his practice on employment and executive agreements, noncompete, non-solicit and trade secret disputes, business consulting, executive career counseling, appeals, whistleblower claims, employment arbitration agreements, unpaid wages, and employment discrimination. He has extensive experience working with executives physicians, and corporations. Mr. Bindra was also one of the lead architects and drafters of an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act that significantly reformed how noncompete and non-solicit agreements are litigated in the state of Illinois. He testified in support of the law and helped bring together a bipartisan coalition of support. As a result, the amendment passed with unanimous support in the Illinois legislature in 2021.Close