On March 17, 2023, WLF filed a formal comment with the Federal Trade Commission urging it to abandon a proposal to ban almost all noncompete agreements nationwide. WLF’s comment details how the Proposed Rule violates the fundamental right to contract. The comment also shows how the Proposed Rule violates the major-questions doctrine. Congress did not give the FTC power to issue such an important rule affecting 30 million Americans through vague language. Finally, WLF’s comment explains that the Proposed Rule jeopardizes the American dream by preventing low-skill workers from getting on-the-job training.


WLF Comment