Will Remote Work Create a Leadership Void?

The pandemic has drastically altered how employees engage with the workplace. Proponents of remote work cite increased productivity, flexibility and the promise of a better work-life balance. Others counter that working from home has eroded culture, making it harder for employees to collaborate and for younger leaders to grow. Whether or not the trend continues, three years of virtual operations have left their mark on the workforce. What does this mean for tomorrow’s leaders?

Is This the End of the Non-Compete Agreement?

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban post-termination non-compete clauses and require employers to rescind existing ones. The FTC argues that non-compete clauses — which impede an individual’s ability to enter into or start a similar profession or trade — stifle worker mobility and wage growth. The ruling would essentially render existing and future agreements non-enforceable, subject to a narrow exception for owners or partners of a business.