A Possible Sea Change for Non-Compete Agreements
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By David E. Robbins, Esq.[i]

In April 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued its Final Rule prohibiting existing and prospective non-compete clauses in agreements between employers and their workers.

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New DOL Fiduciary Rule is Final
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) final fiduciary rule has been published; it goes into effect September 23.

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FINRA Adds Expungement Data to Webpage Stats
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has begun to post expungement-related stats on its Website.

For as long as we can remember,

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FINRA Board Met Earlier this Month. Approves New Arbitration Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The FINRA Board met earlier this month and approved rule changes codifying the voluntary program accelerating case processing for elderly or seriously ill parties.

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FINRA Publishes Reg Notice on Rule Change Proposal Implementing Arbitrator Selection Investigation Report Recommendations
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has published a regulatory notice implementing on March 4 the Authority’s rule change proposal to implement recommendations resulting from the outside investigation of allegations that the arbitrator selection process was rigged.

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SEC Approves FINRA’s Proposed Changes to Non-Attorney Rep Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC has approved FINRA’s proposal to amend the non-attorney representation rules.

As reported in SAA 2023-40 (Oct.

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