On April 29th, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) hosted a webinar to discuss the Workforce Mobility Act, recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation from U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Todd Young (R-IN), that would limit the use of non-compete agreements that curtail worker mobility, stem wage growth, and stifle entrepreneurship and innovation.

Today, around 20 percent of American workers are covered by a non-compete agreement. Non-compete agreements have negative effects on all workers but are especially damaging for historically marginalized workers. When enforced, non-competes lower wages for female and nonwhite workers by twice as much as for white male workers.

The webinar featured a conversation with Senators Murphy and Young, moderated by John Lettieri, President and CEO of EIG, on the the Workforce Mobility Act, as well as a live panel discussion between Rachel Arnow-Richman (University of Florida Levin College of Law), Najah Farley (National Employment Law Project), and Eli Lehrer (R Street Institute), moderated by Jordan Weissmann from Slate, on the need to limit the use of non-competes.

Key Takeaways

Why Non-Compete Reform Deserves Our Attention

Uplifting Lower-Wage and Historically Marginalized Workers

Supporting Workers and Employers Alike

Spurring American Innovation

The Workforce Mobility Act is the Right Solution 

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