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ARA Filed Comments to FTC on Non-Compete Clause Rule

Apr 19 2023

ARA filed comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opposing a blanket ban on non-compete clauses because the FTC lacks the legal authority to institute such a significant wide-sweeping rule. 

The non-compete ban would significantly harm ag and rural economies already facing numerous systemic challenges, according to ARA's comments.

If the FTC persists in issuing a final rule, it should take a more measured, incremental approach by providing guidelines to states in their regulation of non-compete clauses, and it should consider carve-outs for agricultural retailers who face exogenous circumstances.

Read the comments to learn more about how this would impact ag retailers.