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It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, we focus on President Biden’s recent push to limit non-compete agreements and finalize key labor and employment appointments.

Biden Executive Order Seeks to Boost Competition

President Biden has issued an expansive executive order, which aims to boost competition across the U.S. economy, lower prices for consumers, and increase pay for workers. The order encourages federal action to ban or limit non-compete agreements, reigniting a policy debate which raged at the end of the Obama administration over when and how non-competes can be enforced. Learn more.

New Guidance on the NY HERO Act

The New York Department of Labor has published its model safety plans under the new HERO Act, starting the clock for all Empire State employers to adopt airborne infectious disease exposure plans. Read more.

Senate Moves Forward on Biden Nominees

A flurry of employment related federal nominees have recently been approved or advanced by the U.S. Senate.