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Federal Trade Commission Issues Final Rule Banning Most Non-Compete Clauses

Co-authored by: Matthew Korenoski, Esquire On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule1 banning most non-compete covenants contained in employment agreements. By issuing this rule, the FTC concluded that post-employment restrictions precluding competition violate the Federal Trade Commission Act, the statutory framework under which the FTC exercises …

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Update on Proposed FTC Rule Banning Non-Competes

On Jan. 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule banning non-competition covenants between employers and employees. Non-compete covenants are often incorporated into employment agreements and dictate that employees cannot work for a competing employer or launch a business in competition with their prior employer. In addition to other requirements, for a …

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The Use of Social Media by Employees

By: Brian D. Boreman Social media is an extremely popular means of communicating that is used by employees both inside and outside the workplace. The term “social media” can include: blogs, which is the this message is being communicated to you; networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace; microblogs such as Twitter; and video …

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Employee Privacy on the Workplace Computer

Employers that wish to review the computer activities of their employees should promulgate effective computer monitoring policies to limit an employee's expectation of privacy when using his or her workplace computer. The absence of such a policy ...

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Protecting a Company’s Confidential and Proprietary Information

By: Brian D. Boreman Information such as customer lists, pricing formulas, product development, and business plans are often the most valuable assets of a company. The unwanted dissemination of any such information by a prior employee could devastate a company’s ability to compete in the marketplace. Although Pennsylvania laws, such as the Uniform Trade …

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Does Your Company Have More Than 50 Employees?

By: Brian D. Boreman If so, you likely are already aware of the Family Medical Leave Act and the fact that eligible employees are permitted to take leave in certain instances, such as to care for a newborn child or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Recent revisions to …

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