Chamber of Commerce and business groups sue FTC over ban on noncompete agreements

After the Federal Trade Commission voted to block new noncompete agreements for 30 million workers on Tuesday, business groups and the United States Chamber of Commerce have taken action.

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, Texas Association of Business, and the Longview Chamber of Commerce seeking to block the ban on noncompete agreements.

“These agreements benefit employers and workers alike—the employer protects its workforce investments and sensitive information, and the worker benefits from increased training, access to more information, and an opportunity to bargain for higher pay,” the plaintiffs wrote in the lawsuit.

“Although some Members of Congress have recently taken an interest in the issue and proposed legislation that would establish national rules for noncompete agreements, those proposals have never received a Committee vote, let alone a vote
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