This editorial discusses the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule to eliminate non-compete agreements, tracing their historical origins to the apprentice system in Europe. The author explores dentists' perspectives on this potential change, considering the need for talent acquisition versus workforce preservation. The editorial highlights the FTC's rationale for banning non-compete contracts and their impact on employee wages and innovation. It also addresses issues of boilerplate contract language and excessive leverage in the dental profession. The proposed rule aims to create consistency across states while allowing non-competes in specific cases. Dentist employers are advised to review and revise their agreements in anticipation of potential changes.
Smiley, Christopher J.
"Will the Government Rip Up Employment Contracts?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
3, Article 8.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss3/8