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The major league baseball reserve clause was banned by the U.S. Congress in 1998. Since 2000, however, the employee non-compete agreement has spread to cover 30 million U.S. workers. It does not prevent an employee from leaving their job, but, like the reserve clause, it causes many workers to change their careers. This presentation summarizes the arguments for and against the non-compete, and its widening application, which a growing number of policy-makers, employees, and businesses are questioning.