The Obama administration last week announced a new target when the White House released a report suggesting that oftentimes, noncompete clauses are “unfair”. They allege that in many instances, “unfair” agreements limit worker mobility, inhibit a worker’s bargaining power and can stifle innovation. These may not be things that concern most of our subscribers, but the main concern here is in the fact that the President has instructed executive departments and agencies to identify and propose new ways of “promoting competition and providing consumers and workers with information they need to make informed choices . . .” Ostensibly, the issue revolves around the recently signed Trade Secrets Act, but I can envision any number of ways that charge to his agencies does not end well for free enterprise!