Small Business Majority and Professor Evan Starr file Amicus Brief in support of the FTC’s non-compete final rule

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

On June 5, Small Business Majority and Evan Starr, economist and Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Maryland’s Robert M. Smith School of Business, filed an Amicus Brief outlining the small business case for the Federal Trade Commission’s final rule to restrict the use of non-compete agreements, which encourages entrepreneurship, small business growth, and workforce development on Main Street. Small Business Majority research has found that nearly half (46%) of small businesses were subject to a non-compete agreement that prevented them from starting or expanding their business and nearly 6 in 10 small business owners supported the FTC’s 2023 proposed rule to ban non-compete agreements.