Kate Rigby, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Boston office, was quoted in the Endpoints News Health Tech Newsletter, by Shelby Livingston. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

We’re a bit skeptical that the FTC’s noncompete rule will have a dramatic effect on the healthcare industry, at least any time soon.

A big percentage (45%!) of doctors are subject to noncompetes, which the FTC argues stifle innovation and keep wages down. …

The FTC said it would take its own look at whether an organization fits the nonprofit definition. Kate Rigby, a partner at law firm Epstein Becker Green, said that means if the rule survives — and she doesn’t think it will — we could end up with it being applied in a very patchwork way across the country.

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