Following a public comment period, the US Federal Trade Commission has finalised consent orders settling charges that two glass container manufacturers, O-I Glass and Ardagh Group illegally imposed noncompete restrictions on workers across a variety of positions.

The consent orders against O-I Glass and Ardagh place a number of requirements and restrictions on the companies, including a provision that prohibits them from enforcing, threatening to enforce, or imposing non-competes against any relevant employees.

The Commission vote to approve each final order was 3-1, with Republican Commissioner Christine S. Wilson dissenting.

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