May 31, 2023


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel’s issuing of a memo attempting to designate noncompete agreements as illegal under U.S. labor law.

“Whatever one thinks about the merits of noncompete agreements, every American should be disturbed by the idea that one government lawyer can simply decide that noncompetes are unlawful and therefore with the support of three commissioners declare illegal an employment practice that has legally existed for over 200 years. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will utilize all available tools to fight this extreme and blatantly unlawful overreach.”