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NLRB takes a Stance on Employee Severance Agreements

February 27, 2023 Labor & Employment Blog

On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a decision in McLaren Macomb finding that the employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA”) by providing employees a severance agreement containing confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions that restricted employees’ NLRA Section 7 rights. Prior to the…

What Employers Should Know About the Federal Trade Commission’s Plan to Outlaw Most Noncompetition Agreements

January 19, 2023 Business & Tax Blog

Earlier this month, and for the first time, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took legal action via Section 5 of the FTC Act, against two individuals and three companies, compelling them to drop noncompete provisions. Citing the policy statement on “unfair competition,” the FTC further announced a proposed rule to…