A bill under consideration in the Michigan Legislature would limit the most abusive forms of overreaching of “non-compete agreements” and end unfair restrictions on low-wage workers. At a recent committee hearing, B&W Attorney David Blanchard was on hand to testify on behalf of the Michigan Association for Justice – discussing the impact of these restrictions on low wage workers and the drag they have on the Michigan economy. Read MIRS Coverage on HB 4874. Continue reading “Proposal Would Limit the Reach of Non-Compete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers”
White House Aims to Lift the Curse of Overreaching Non-Compete Agreements
Responding to the economic impact of unnecessary and overreaching non-compete agreements – and even recent examples of employers colluding to limit job options of employees – the White House last week announced a new push to “Spur Competition in the Labor Market and Accelerate Wage Growth.” It’s about time.
Wow! a National Push to Reform Non-Compete Policies Across States? How Did I Miss it?
It would be understandable if you missed the announcement. The White House announcement slipped from media attention amid the frenzy in the last weeks of the presidential election and the excitement of the World Series’ return to Wrigley Field. How could the legal policy shift on an issue of labor economics compete for media attention? Continue reading ““Non-compete agreements narrow the employment options for an estimated one in five workers in the United States.” “