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Legislation Reintroduced in Congress to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Seeking to Go Even Further than FTC’s Proposed Ban

USA - February 2 2023 US Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and US Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) on February 1st reintroduced the Workforce Mobility Act. The legislation would…

Business Organizations Seek Extension on Comment Period Deadline on FTC’s Proposed Rule Banning Non-Competes

USA - January 31 2023 100 business organizations submitted a letter today requesting a 60 day extension on the March 20, 2023, comment period deadline on the FTC’s…

Buckle Up: How Privacy Policy And Antitrust Enforcement Could Affect Automakers In 2023

USA - January 26 2023 In a January 11, 2023 op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal, President Joe Biden urged “Democrats and Republicans to come together to pass…

11th Circuit Upholds Trial Court’s Rejection of Liquidated Damages in Trade Secret Case

USA - January 23 2023 Safeguarding trade secrets is typically Rule No. 1 for many companies—particularly technology companies. Therefore, when a company needs to share its…

Ransomware Attacks: Harmless Annoyances or Catastrophic Events?

USA - January 19 2023 Ransomware attacks have become one of the most common and pervasive cybercrimes perpetrated against US companies. A bad actor, often from overseas…

Comments on FTC’s Proposed Rule Banning Non-Competes With Employees and Workers Now Due March 20th

USA - January 19 2023 The FTC’s proposed rule banning non-competes with employees and workers has now been published in the Federal Register…

Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment in Physician Staffing Case Citing Lack of Damages Evidence

USA - January 17 2023 On January 4, 2023, the Dallas Court of Appeals in Texas affirmed a summary judgment in a trade secrets physician staffing case that stands as a…

Webinar Recap! FTC Proposes Rule Banning Use of Non-Competes. Now What?

USA - January 13 2023 In the first installment of our 2023 Trade Secrets & Non-Competes Webinar Series, Seyfarth partners Kate Perrelli, Michael Wexler, Robert Milligan…

Answering the $296 Billion Question: FTC’s Proposed Rulemaking on Worker Non-Competes Likely to be Found Unconstitutional

USA - January 12 2023 As our colleagues have previously reported in this blog, on January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking…

FTC Proposes Rule Banning Use of Non-Competes with Employees and Workers and Limiting Employer Protections Against Unfair Competition

USA - January 5 2023 Earlier today, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a proposed rule which would ban all non-compete agreements between employers and…