Topic: Labour markets

An interview with Benoît Cœuré

Lawmakers confirmed Benoît Cœuré as the new head of France’s Competition Authority in January, following the sudden and unexpected departure of his predecessor, Isabelle de Silva. In an interview with GCR, Cœuré spoke about accusations of political interference, the need to build bridges with sector regulators and the importance of merger control in preventing excessive market power in digital markets.

24 June 2022

The ‘No-Poach’ Approach: Antitrust Enforcement of Employment Agreements

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24 June 2022

A Q&A with Brian Poe

The Department of Justice lost its first-ever criminal wage-fixing trial earlier this spring when a federal jury in Texas acquitted John Rodgers and Neeraj Jindal of conspiring to reduce wages for physical therapists. Brian Poe, who represented Rodgers as an independent defence lawyer, spoke to GCR USA about where he believes the government lost the jury and why his client was the wrong trial balloon.

13 June 2022

Edison illegally restricts labour market, fired employees say

Three former employees have filed a lawsuit accusing Southern California Edison of abusing its monopoly power in an effort to stunt the growth of their own electrical contracting company.

10 June 2022

Guersent hints that EU may look into labour markets

The director-general of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has said his agency can learn from the experience of the US antitrust enforcers in using competition policy to tackle no-poach agreements in labour markets.

06 June 2022

A Q&A with DaVita’s trial team

Earlier this month, a federal jury in Colorado acquitted healthcare company DaVita and its former chief executive Kent Thiry of charges that they illegally conspired with rivals to not solicit certain employees. The leaders of DaVita’s trial team – Morgan Lewis & Bockius partners John Dodds and Clay Everett as well as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner John Walsh – spoke to GCR USA about the matter and why the jury may have reached the verdict that resulted in the Department of Justice losing its first criminal no-poach case.

26 April 2022

Kanter: Labour market cases will be cited in DOJ’s favour despite jury verdicts

The Department of Justice’s losses in recent criminal cases will not deter the Antitrust Division from bringing more lawsuits before juries to ensure the agency holds criminals accountable, the head of the division has said.

22 April 2022

Jury acquits defendants in first criminal no-poach case to reach trial

A federal jury in Colorado has found DaVita and its former chief executive not guilty of illegally conspiring with rivals to not solicit certain employees – a resounding loss for the Department of Justice in its first criminal no-poach case to head to trial.

19 April 2022

Jindal gives first look into jury views on labour market cases

A Texas jury’s verdict finding two individuals not guilty of conspiring to fix wages was the first glimpse into whether jurors will find anticompetitive conduct in labour markets serious enough to merit a criminal conviction, according to former Department of Justice enforcers.

19 April 2022

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