Proposed FTC rule would ban noncompete agreements and empower workers

Today, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a proposed rule that, if finalized, would ban noncompete agreements. EPI research has found that at least 36 million workers—27.8% of the private-sector workforce—are required to enter noncompete agreements, which are employment provisions that ban workers at one company from working for, or starting, a competing business within a certain period of time after leaving a job.

In response, EPI president Heidi Shierholz shared a Twitter thread applauding the proposed rule. 

From EPI president, Heidi Shierholz (@hshierholz):