FTC chair Lina Khan said the clauses 'rob the US of dynamism'
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18 June 2024Trade secretsMuireann Bolger

‘A total ban is short-sighted’: Inside the campaign backing US non-competes

Can the FTC push through a law that has riled America Inc? Unlikely, says the lawyer appointed by the world’s largest HR group opposing the move.

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