Senate Dems introduce bill to stop low-wage non-compete agreements

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If the Dems would just stick to laws like this, they would have no problem winning elections:

Chiding companies such as Jimmy John’s and, Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would forbid employers from requiring low-wage workers to sign noncompete agreements, a practice they said locks workers into their jobs and depresses wages.

The bill, called the Mobility and Opportunity for Vulnerable Employees Act, or MOVE ACT, would bar non-competes for workers earning less $15 per hour, and would require companies to inform job seekers ahead of time if they will be asked to sign such an agreement.

The legislation was introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy (Ct.) and Al Franken (Minn.), who were joined by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) as co-sponsors.

‘If workers can’t go to a competitor for a promised higher wage, then the market fluidity, the labor fluidity that creates upward pressure on wages, disappears,’ Murphy said at a press conference.”

H/t to Amato Sanita, Philadelphia Theft Lawyer.

2 thoughts on “Senate Dems introduce bill to stop low-wage non-compete agreements

  1. Democrats only act like progressives when they are in the minority and there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of passage.

  2. Interesting how the 1% acts to destroy the free market when that suits their purposes.

    The floor should be $30/hour, not $15.

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