The Federal Trade Commission’s Proposed Ban on Non-Competes: Will It Happen and How Will It Affect Employers and Employees?

Legal Area:        Civil Trial Litigation Labor Employment Business                                                             
Session END DATE:        09/30/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

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The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a regulation that would ban most non-competes in the employment context. In this presentation, the panelists will discuss the proposed regulation and its implications for employers and employees. This CLE program features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on December 1, 2023. Some of the subjects include:

  • How Did We Get Here?

  • FTC's Federal Ban on Employee Non-Competes

  • "Functional" Test

  • Penalties for Non-Compliance

  • Considerations Relevant to FTC's Proposals

  • How States are Reacting to Potential Non-Compete Ban

  • Summary of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

  • Speakers:

    Rachel Powitsky Steely, Foley & Lardner, L.L.P.  Rachel has been recognized as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Texas, selected as a Houston elite 100 lawyer, and was named a top 20 female trial lawyer by Texas Lawyer Magazine, the only trade secret/employment attorney to receive the honor. Rachel is regularly recognized by Best Lawyers and Chambers and has been a Texas Super Lawyer for more than 20 years. She was named Houston Business Journal’s Outstanding Business Leader in Professional Services and selected for Who’s Who in Energy. She is a former student investigator for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and is Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She serves as vice chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, of which the firm’s national and Houston office groups have been recognized by Best Lawyers as Tier 1 practices.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Zach Wolfe, Zach Wolfe Law Firm. Zach is a recognized authority in departing employee litigation. He often teaches continuing legal education courses for other lawyers. He publishes the award-winning blog 'Five Minute Law' and hosts the YouTube channel 'That Non-Compete Lawyer'. Thomson Reuters has named Zach a Texas Super Lawyer® for Business Litigation every year since 2020, an honor reserved for fewer than 5% of Texas lawyers. He is rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell.  More information may be found on his firm's website.


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