President Joe Biden is planning to issue a large-scale executive order that will restrict the use of non-compete clauses and roll back requirements for occupational licensing for specific jobs and career paths. According to members of the Biden administration, these requirements and employment contract provisions do serious and material harm to the ability of workers to seek out better employment opportunities and compete effectively in the job marketplace.

Working Out the Details

The proposed executive order is still undergoing scrutiny and reworking by members of the Biden administration. One of the administration’s critical issues is that occupational licensing and contract law matters are often settled at the state level. The executive order must make the most of the federal government’s ability to manage these issues on behalf of workers across the United States to be successful.

Targeting Corporate Monopolies and Encouraging Competition

When it is released, President Biden’s executive order will be the latest in a series of economic moves intended to promote increased competition in the business marketplace and protect workers’ rights to pursue career paths that will benefit them and their employers. Federal regulators are also encouraged to take a hard look at any mergers or acquisitions to determine the effects of these corporate actions on potential employees. Industries that consist of only a few companies can significantly limit the ability of workers to choose a workplace and leverage their talents for optimal compensation.

Protecting the Rights of Workers

For many employees, working with an experienced and knowledgeable employment attorney can often empower and encourage them to make the right decisions that can affect current and future employability. By working with a lawyer who concentrates on employment issues, workers can protect their legal rights and ensure the best outcomes for cases of sexual harassment, unsafe working conditions, and other problems related to their employment or their place of work. These proactive efforts can provide added help for employees when they need it most.

Risman & Risman, P.C. can provide the most effective and assertive representation for employees in the New York area. Our team is committed to helping employees stand up for their rights in the labor marketplace. We represent clients in all types of industries and for a wide range of issues. Call our law office today at 212-233-6400 to schedule an appointment with our legal team.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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