Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission’s approval this week of a final rule voiding and banning nearly all non-compete clauses raises several unanswered questions which are of particular interest to healthcare industry entities. These include whether the FTC will try to enforce the rule against tax-exempt entities, whether healthcare employers will be hesitant to enforce non-compete clauses

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for a non-compete clause rule. The NPR, if approved as published, would ban as an unfair method of competition all non-compete clauses between an employer and workers in all industry sectors throughout the country. The NPR might also extend