The Effects of Noncompete Agreements' Enforceability
Early Career Research Award
Over the past few years, academics and policymakers alike have become concerned about the surprising prevalence of the use of noncompete agreements (NCAs) and their effects on workers and firms. The best available data indicates that at least 14% of workers were bound by an NCA in 2014, and their use extends to a wide range of industries, occupations, and skill levels (Starr et al. 2019).