FTC Bans Non Compete Clauses

  • By Eric Hoffman
  • Published on April 24

We wish to inform you about a significant regulatory change that will impact the chiropractic profession. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has enacted a new rule​ prohibiting the use of non-compete clauses nationwide. While we have reservations about this ruling due to its potential impact on small practices like yours, it is important that we comply with the law.

What This Means for You:

  • Immediate Impact: Any non-compete clauses in your current contracts are likely to be unenforceable once this rule takes effect. This could affect how you manage your practice and retain talent.
  • Greater Mobility for Employees: Your employees may now have more opportunities to explore other positions freely. While this increases competition, it could also lead to more competitive hiring practices and potentially higher wages to retain top talent.

Our Position and Support:

We understand that non-compete clauses have been crucial for protecting your business and maintaining a stable workforce. Although we disagree with the broad application of this rule, as it overlooks the unique aspects of the chiropractic profession, we must adapt to these changes.

Guidance and Next Steps:

  1. Review Your Contracts: Examine any existing employment contracts for non-compete provisions and consider how this ruling affects your practice's operational and hiring strategies.
  2. Seek Legal Advice: We recommend consulting with legal counsel to understand fully how this new rule applies specifically to your practice and what changes may be necessary.
  3. Stay Informed: We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available and as legal strategies develop.

At Chiro Jobs, we are committed to supporting our community through these changes. We will continue to advocate for policies that recognize the specific needs of chiropractic professionals and provide resources to help you navigate this new regulatory environment.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter. We value your dedication to your practice and your patients, and we are here to assist in any way we can.

Best regards,

Eric Hoffman


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