14 March 2019
The states continue to take it to “no-poach” agreements. Four fast food franchisors agreed to drop clauses preventing employees of one location from moving to another, as part of a settlement with 14 states. Not to be outdone, the State of Washington, which was not one of the 14 states, intervened in three private class action lawsuits challenging alleged “no-poach” deals. The Department of Justice has been active in the area as well, and hopefully we’ll soon have some case law on the topic to dissect.