This week, the FTC took action focused on deceptive advertising on social media platforms, for health treatments, and consumer goods. For the fourth time this year, the FTC opposed noncompete agreements imposed on workers and also introduced a proposed rule banning noncompetes. These stories and more, after the jump.
FTC Updates (March 6 – March 10, 2023)
This week, the FTC extended the comment period for its proposed rule banning harmful noncompete agreements through April 19. As part of a trend in challenging this practice, the FTC struck down noncompetes that harmed low-wage security guard workers. The FTC also announced that it was sending nearly $2.4 million to consumers who were misled by a stock trading website. These stories and more after the jump.…
FTC Updates (Jan 2 – 13, 2023)
The FTC started the new year with a proposed new rule that would ban employers from imposing non-competes on their workers. It also announced increases to civil penalties connected to various federal provisions. These stories after the jump.
FTC Updates (November 7-11, 2022)
Thursday, November 10, was a big day for the FTC asserting its competition authority, from an announcement to strengthen FTC enforcement of Section 5 to weighing in on hiring restrictions. These stories, plus warnings of limited options for medication, an upcoming open Commission meeting, and more, after the jump.…