WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in introducing the Workforce Mobility Act, bipartisan legislation to limit the use of non-compete agreements.
“Non-compete agreements stifle innovation and job mobility. I am glad North Dakota is a national leader in blocking these inhibitive practices,” said Senator Cramer. “Our bipartisan bill makes non-competes virtually illegal and puts more power back into the hands of the American worker.”
If enacted, the Workforce Mobility Act would:
- Narrow the use of non-compete agreements to include only necessary instances of a dissolution of a partnership or the sale of a business;
- Place the enforcement responsibility on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Labor (DOL), as well as a private right of action;
- Require employers to make their employees aware of the limitation on non-competes, as studies have found that non-competes are often used even when they are illegal or unenforceable. DOL would also be given the authority to make the public aware of the limitation; and
- Require the FTC and the DOL to submit a report to Congress on any enforcement actions taken.
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