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Rubio, Hassan Reintroduce Bill to Protect Low-Wage Workers From Non-Compete Agreements

Feb 9, 2023 | Press Releases

In January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule to ban non-compete agreements. The move came four years after U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) first introduced legislation to protect entry-level, low-wage workers from non-compete agreements that limit their employment opportunities and restrict their ability to negotiate higher wages and benefits.
With momentum growing, Rubio and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced the Freedom to Compete Act, legislation that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to prevent employers from using non-compete agreements in employment contracts for certain non-exempt employees. 

  • “Non-compete agreements that arbitrarily restrict entry-level, low-wage workers from pursuing better employment opportunities are completely unnecessary. This is a common-sense bill that would increase opportunities and upward mobility for low-wage workers.” – Senator Rubio 


  • “Workers deserve the opportunity to negotiate higher wages and search for better jobs. I am glad to join with Senator Rubio in reintroducing this bipartisan legislation to safeguard entry-level, low-wage workers from restrictive non-compete agreements.” – Senator Hassan

Want more? A one-pager of the bill is available here.