In late April, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule, effective on September 4, 2024, that banned nationwide noncompete clauses—generally a binding contract that prevents a worker from competing with an employer after they leave its employ. In my latest column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I look at some of the uses in the construction industry of noncompete clauses and agreements, legal challenges the rule still faces, and implications for the industry if and when it goes into effect. Read the full article here.

Originally published by the Daily Journal of Commerce on May 16, 2024.