. Although she’s happy in her new career, Davenport still wonders about what might have been, had she not been subject to that noncompete clause—an inherent feature of most employment contracts in TV news. “It massively affected the direction of my career and the next decade of my life,” she says. “If I did not have a noncompete, I would not have left the industry I was so excited to be a part of for so many years.”The type of predicament Davenport faced is one that millions of American workers may encounter at some point in their careers, in roles ranging from hair stylists to health care professionals, fitness instructors and security guards.
In fact, about are bound by a workplace noncompete clause that restricts their employment options, according to estimates by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).But change could be on the horizon.
President Joe Biden issued an in 2021 calling on the FTC to ban or limit noncompete agreements, and this January, the commission to prevent employers from entering into new noncompete clauses and to rescind existing ones.Read more on success.com