Topic: FTC’s proposed non-compete rules: Helping clients prepare despite regulatory uncertainty
A review of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC’s) proposed rule to ban non-competition agreements. The FTC proposes not only to prospectively ban non-competition clauses, but also to obligate employers to rescind existing restrictions, including some of those negotiated in connection with the sale of a business. The presentation will provide an overview of the proposed rule and will focus on helping clients prepare despite uncertainty regarding their implementation.
Carl Jean-Baptiste is a partner at Gallagher Evelius & Jones law firm. Prior to joining Gallagher, he served as in-house counsel for two regional health care systems, including as General Counsel for a multihospital health system leading it’s legal services, compliance, risk management, government affairs, and privacy functions.
Carl’s health law practice at Gallagher is focused on complex health care transactions, physician joint ventures and affiliations, regulatory compliance, privacy and medical staff matters. He provides solutions-oriented legal advice to health systems, hospitals, post-acute care providers, assisted living facilities and physicians. Carl also regularly counsels clients in other industries on matters involving employment, tax exemption, corporate and commercial law.
Melissa McGuire is a partner at Liff, Walsh and Simmons where she serves as the Director of its Employment Law Practice Group. She has over 28 years of experience representing small, medium and large public and private employers, non-profit organizations, associations and executives and professionals in all aspects of employment law. Melissa provides advice and counsel on compliance with applicable employment laws and drafts employment policies, agreements and other personnel documents. Melissa litigates before federal and state administrative agencies, arbitral forums and courts on charges and complaints of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour law violations, wage and payment claims, and enforceability of restrictive covenants. Melissa also conducts independent investigation of workplace complaints and provides training on employment law issues. She serves on the MSBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section Council, the Executive Board of the BBB of Greater Maryland and Board of the Anne Arundel Society for Human Resources Management as its Legislative Director.
Steve Metzger is a partner at Gallagher Evelius & Jones. Steve’s practice focuses on employment and education law, representing colleges, private high schools, hospitals and health care entities, senior living providers, religious and social service organizations, real estate developers, and a variety of other private employers in counseling, compliance, litigation, and investigation matters.