The Earth shifted beneath our feet on May 30, 2023, when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel declared non-competition agreements illegal. This is a game-changer, folks! Our discussion centers around the key reasons why this legal opinion packs the punch of law, the crucial role of administrative deference, and the jurisdiction of significant federal agencies like the NLRB. We also trace the ripple effects of this seismic shift on employers and employees alike, and the potential recourse for those on the receiving end of non-competition agreement threats.
Prepare yourself to traverse the terrain of this monumental change in employment law. We delve deep into the NLRB General Counsel’s memo’s critical reference to the 13th Amendment and its relevance to the ever-evolving discourse on labor rights. The episode closes on a hopeful note, as we underline the significance of this development for labor relations and worker rights nationwide. Tune in, absorb the wisdom, and arm yourself with the knowledge to navigate this new world order.
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