One way to tell how much an employer cares about treating everyday workers fairly isn’t by what it says, it’s by whether the company makes low-wage workers sign noncompete agreements.

In theory, noncompetes are meant to protect a company from having a high-level executive with inside info jump to a competitor or start a rival shop. But in practice, things are a lot murkier.

The Federal Trade Commission is now challenging the longstanding practice, saying the 109-year law is exploitative and unfair.

Economic Dynamism Non-Compete Reform

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