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The Biden administration’s extensive Executive Order (EO) Promoting Competition in the American Economy encourages federal agencies to restrict the “unfair use” of non-compete clauses (and similar restrictive agreements) that “may unfairly limit worker mobility.” While the EO doesn’t signal any immediate changes to current non-compete agreement or U.S. antitrust laws, we could expect added scrutiny and enforcement from antitrust agencies ahead. Our antitrust and labor & employment teams discuss this issue in their recent Employment
The past few weeks saw a number of developments in relation to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS), which came into force on 1 January 2021. This short blogpost summarises the key aspects of what is changing. Consultation on compensation to energy intensive industries for UK ETS is now open The UK ETS poses increased indirect costs for some energy intensive industries in the short to medium term. Recognising this issue, the Department for…