The Looming Battle Over Noncompete Deals
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Decades of tension over the use of noncompete agreements in the workplace has bubbled over to start the year with a Federal Trade Commission proposal to ban those agreements across the board. The early-stage move drew cheers from the labor movement and threats of swift litigation from the powerful business lobby, teeing up a fierce legal and political clash in the coming months. Law360 competition reporter Bryan Koenig joins Pro Say this week  to lay out the specifics of the FTC’s bombshell proposal and the likely battles that lie ahead. Also this week, Real Housewives star Jen Shah gets 6.5 years in prison for her role in a telemarketing scam and the Fifth Circuit strikes down a ban on “bump stocks” meant to accelerate the firing of semi-automatic rifles. Finally, a mysterious interloper in the elite publishing world is rung up on fraud charges for stealing manuscripts and impersonating literary figures to mysterious ends.
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