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Banning noncompetes good fo workers businesses and the economy

New Federal Ban on Employment Noncompetes

The FTC has recently adopted the final Noncompete Rule (the Final Rule), a comprehensive ban on new noncompetes with all workers, including senior executives. The Final Rule provides that it is an unfair method of competition—and therefore a violation of Section 5—for employers to enter into noncompetes with workers. While there are possible challenges to the law, it's expected to become…
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DRC: Societal Impact on the Expansion of Cobalt and Cooper Mining

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has numerous remarkable natural resources, including cobalt and copper minerals, significant arable land, immense biodiversity, hydropower potential, and the world's second-largest rainforest. The DRC capitalizes on its abundant natural resources and has continued expanding its cobalt and copper mines. The extraction from these mines by various businesses and both local and international governments has ultimately led to deplorable human rights violations…
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Law Day

The United States observes Law Day annually on May 1st as a day to encourage all Americans to reflect on the personal rights and liberties that are enjoyed and exercised daily. The American Bar Association receives credit for introducing the idea for Law Day in 1957. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to be observed each year on May 1. Congress later passed Joint Resolution 87…
FIRE’s FAQ for Student Protests on Campus

FIRE’s FAQ for Student Protests on Campus

Planning a campus protest—or already part of one? To help get to know your rights, here are someanswers to questions we’ve seen come up time and again in over a decade and a half of defendingstudents’ right to free speech.