New Ban on Noncompete Agreements: What Employers Need to Know
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has introduced a new rule to ban employers from imposing noncompete agreements on employees. With nearly half of private-sector businesses requiring some sort of non-compete clause, employers need to understand how these changes impact current and future contracts with employees.
In this 90-minute event, we’ll take a close look at what this new rule will mean to employment, plus other options available to employers when creating employment contacts. Join us to discover:
- FTC’s new national noncompete ban
- Non-completion laws under state statutory and common law
- How noncompete agreements work and why employers use them
- When a non-compete is and isn’t enforceable
- Alternative employment-contract provisions available to employers
FTC’s New Noncompete Regulations
- Clear explanation of the FTC’s rule changes
- When the new rule is expected to take effect
- Key impacts on employment practices & hiring
Understanding Noncompete Agreements & Enforcement
- What non-competes typically prohibit from employees
- Why so many employers choose to use a noncompete clause
- When courts will enforce noncompete agreements
- Which states currently outlaw non-competes
Alternatives to Non-competes Available to Employers
- No-solicitation agreements
- Confidentiality (NDA) agreements
- Sample policies
- No-poaching agreements
Question & Answer Session – Have your specific questions answered
About the Speaker
Dr. Jim Castagnera holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University. He worked 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr and 23 years as associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where in 2018 he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service. He also did stints as a full-time law professor at UT-Austin and Widener University Law School.
Having retired from Rider in 2019, he is engaged in a portfolio of activities: President of Dr. Jim’s One-Stop HR Shop, a full-service HR law and compliance company; Partner with Portum Group International LLC, a data-privacy & compliance-consulting firm; Of Counsel to the Wilftek law firm; an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University, and an arbitrator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In this compliance-based, 90-minute event we will cover the FTC’s noncompete ban, what this means to employers, and other options organizations can use.
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