Listen: Jennifer Shaw talks about non-compete rules on a national level.
The Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule would amount to a near-total ban on the use of non-compete agreements. It gives employees more options but could leave employers with fewer legal means of protecting their confidential and proprietary information.
Right now, agreements containing non-compete clauses are governed by state restrictive covenant statutes or common law.
A non-compete is not enforceable in the State of California.