U.S. Supreme Court Undermines Federal Agency Authority, With Impact on the Workplace

On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court overruled its 1984 Chevron decision, which required federal courts to defer to administrative agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous statutes. Under the new rule, announced in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, courts reviewing an agency action must independently decide whether an agency’s interpretation of an […]

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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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