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Supreme Court Decision Curtails Agency Power

By NAIFA on 7/15/24 4:37 PM

The Supreme Court decision to overturn the Chevron Doctrine—a 40+-year-old rule that required courts to defer to federal agencies’ “reasonable” interpretations of “ambiguous” statutes—may mean that a sea change in regulatory activity—and possibly legislation—is likely.

Topics: DOL Federal Trade Commission SCOTUS
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Texas Court Issues Limited Stay of Noncompete Rule

By NAIFA on 7/15/24 4:31 PM

A Texas district court has ruled that a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) almost total ban of noncompete agreements will likely succeed, and as a result has issued a limited preliminary injunction for the plaintiffs only, blocking the rule’s September 4 effective date. The court rejected the plaintiff’s request that the injunction apply nationwide.

Topics: Federal Trade Commission
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FTC Votes to Ban Almost All Noncompete Agreements

By NAIFA on 5/15/24 1:42 PM

On April 23, by a 3 to 2 partisan vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) banned virtually all noncompete agreements. There are some limited exceptions involving key executives, but in general, the new rule would not only ban future noncompete agreements, but also require notice to workers who are party to existing noncompete agreements that those agreements will not be enforceable.

Topics: Federal Trade Commission