White House Takes on Non-Compete Agreements, Potentially Hurting Home-Based Care Employers

Home Health Care News / By Andrew Donlan
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President Joe Biden’s recent executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” has, overall, 72 separate initiatives that it is looking to push forward.
But one of the main ones takes on something that is very prevalent in home-based care, often from the executive level on down: non-compete agreements. Specifically, the executive order requests the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “ban or limit” non-compete agreements all together.
“[This will] make it easier to change jobs and help raise wages by banning or limiting non-compete agreements and unnecessary, cumbersome occupational licensing requirements that impede economic mobility,” the executive order reads.
Although nothing is set in stone, if the White House’s wishes materialize — either partially or fully — it will significantly change the way businesses operate from a hiring standpoint.

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