Renowned Employment Law Attorney and Author Supports Federal Trade Commission’s Proposed Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Posted January 9, 2023 by HJFR04068

Agency says noncompete clauses cost employees almost $300 billion in additional wages.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it has proposed a rule to ban companies from imposing noncompete clauses on their employees. The agency said that noncompetes put workers at a serious disadvantage and repealing these restrictions would increase the employees’ earnings by almost $300 billion a year.

Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer®,” author of his latest book “FIRED! Protect Your Rights & FIGHT BACK If You’re Terminated, Laid Off, Downsized, Restructured, Forced to Resign or Quit,” and host of the podcast “Know Your Job Rights with Attorney Steven Sack,” says the FTC’s proposed rule will embolden workers’ rights and provide them with better job opportunities in the future.

The FTC will soon be taking public comments on the proposed rule, which states that noncompete clauses result in unfair competition, in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act. The agency further states that adding these clauses into employees’ agreements hinders economic development and entrepreneurship by preventing new companies from hiring workers from neighboring employers.

Mr. Sack has noted that this proposal is another example of the federal government continuing to support workers’ rights. “There is no reason why an employer should determine where an employee can and cannot work once they leave their job,” he says. “The FTC proposal will give workers the freedom to work wherever they want and make as much money as they want. I urge those who plan to submit a public comment to show their support for this rule.”

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About Steven Mitchell Sack
Steven Mitchell Sack, "The Employee's Lawyer®," has been enforcing the workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for more than 41 years. He is a practicing labor and employment attorney, author of 20 books, a lecturer, syndicated radio talk show host, and host of the podcast "Know Your Job Rights with Attorney Steven Sack." With attorney Scott A. Lucas, he obtained a $6.2 million jury verdict in 2015 on behalf of three pregnant employees and a favorable New York Court of Appeals decision for a group of waiters who were denied their fair share of tips that a caterer withheld. For more information, visit
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Last Updated January 9, 2023