Brian Wild, Chief Government Relations Officer at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), released the following statement:

“The FTC’s ban on non-compete agreements does not serve the interests of businesses, workers, or consumers and we commend the Court for blocking it until a final decision is made. The NAW Legal Policy Center, alongside ten other trade associations, filed an amicus brief in May supporting the lawsuit against this ban, arguing that the FTC’s proposal relies on cherry picked data and oversteps its authority. There is substantial evidence that non-compete agreements are beneficial – they enable employers to invest in their workforce, protect sensitive business information, and maintain vital business relationships.”

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NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for approximately 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 250,000 wholesale distribution companies operate across North America, including all 50 states. Learn more at