FTC Bans Nearly All Non-Compete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 to issue a Final Rule banning nearly all non-compete clauses in employment agreements nationwide. As set forth in the FTC’s fact sheet, non-compete provisions are “an unfair method of competition” and therefore violate the Federal Trade Commission Act. The […]

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New Employment Laws in Maryland – Changes to Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance, Wage Range Posting Requirements, New Discrimination Protections and More (and a Webinar!)

The Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 session ended at midnight on Monday, April 8. A number of employment bills that were passed will have a significant impact on employers, including another delay to the new paid family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program, a new salary posting requirement, and new discrimination […]

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D.C. Eases Off Its Proposed Non-Compete Ban

This month, the D.C. Council passed the Non-Compete Conflict of Interest Clarification Amendment Act of 2021, which narrowed the scope of the very broad ban on non-competition agreements pursuant to the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (which we previously discussed here and here).  In an apparent recognition […]

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Where All the Federal Vaccine and Other COVID Mandates Stand Now

The Biden Administration has issued a number of COVID-related mandates applicable to employers, including: (1) OSHA’s vax-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for larger employers; (2) OSHA’s ETS for healthcare employers; (3) Executive Order 14042 requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees; and (4) the CMS vaccination mandate for employees of Medicare- […]

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President Biden Issues Challenging Executive Order Seeking to Ban or Limit Non-Competes, Occupational Licensing Requirements, and Wage-Sharing

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a wide-ranging Executive Order intended to promote competition in the American economy. The E.O. contains 72 initiatives across the whole of government, several of which have a direct employment impact – specifically on non-compete agreements, occupational licensing requirements, and wage-sharing activities between employers. […]

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