With the Federal Trade Commission poised to sharply curtail non-compete clauses, litigation experts say now is the time for companies to take stock of their employment agreements.

“You want to have a clear message when the FTC or anyone else comes calling and asks, ‘Why do you have these agreements?’” said John Barry, who heads Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ employment litigation practice and co-authored a recent client_briefing on the issue.