Atlanta Partner Discusses Non-Compete Bans for Low-Wage Workers
Michael Elkon recently spoke with Bloomberg Law about the movement toward shielding low-wage workers from job-mobility restrictions, and how it could be gaining more bipartisan appeal based on a handful of GOP-majority state legislatures that are considering mirroring their Democratic counterparts’ recent efforts.
“There’s been a lot of attention paid to making sure that lower-wage employees are not subject to non-competes. There seems to be broad political consensus on that,” he said.
Non-competes, which bar employees from going to work for a competing business in order to protect trade secrets or investments in specialized training, are one of several types of restrictive employment contracts that businesses sometimes require employees to sign during the hiring process.
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