Ban of Non-Competes Isn't a Slam Dunk, Even for Workers

It sounds like a classic case of corporations taking advantage of workers — provisions attached to a contract that prevent that worker from switching to work for competitors. That’s certainly how they’re viewed by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan, an antitrust crusader whose bull-in-a-china-shop attitude towards reform has tended to hurt consumers more than help them. But the reality is, as usual, more complicated than Khan perceives it to be.

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