Topic: No poach agreements

COFECE sanctions football clubs in first no-poach probe

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined more than a dozen top-tier football clubs and the country’s soccer federation for imposing salary caps and restricting player movement in the authority’s first-ever no-poach probe.

24 September 2021

Digital issues are not new to EU antitrust law, General Court president says

The president of the EU’s General Court has said that concerns about digital markets relating to algorithms, tying and access to data do not present new challenges for competition authorities.

13 September 2021

Lawsuit challenges “no-poach agreement” between anesthesia service providers

Munson Healthcare, northern Michigan’s largest healthcare system, conspired with rival Traverse Anesthesia Associates to reduce pay for providers of anesthesia services, a new putative class action alleges.

04 August 2021

McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s employees denied class status in no-poach cases

McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s employees are not entitled to litigate their claims of an illegal “no-poach conspiracy” as a nationwide class, two federal courts in Illinois have ruled.

03 August 2021

DOJ’s first criminal no-poach case expands with DaVita indictment

A federal grand jury has indicted healthcare company DaVita and its former chief executive for allegedly conspiring with rival companies not to hire each other’s employees.

16 July 2021

Criminalise wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, Canadian parliamentary committee urges

A parliamentary committee has asked Canada’s government to ban anticompetitive labour market agreements between rivals, after Canada’s Competition Bureau was unable to investigate if three supermarket chains colluded to end an employee pandemic bonus.

18 June 2021

Judge: Epic v Apple is no Amex

A California federal judge has rejected an assertion by an Apple-hired economist that the anti-steering provisions deemed lawful in the Supreme Court's American Express decision are “analytically, exactly the same” as the App Store rules challenged by Epic Games.

13 May 2021

Mexico send first SOs challenging hiring practices

Mexico’s antitrust authority has accused multiple unnamed defendants of colluding to restrict competition in the market for transferring professional football players, as part of its first investigation into anticompetitive hiring and wage-setting practices.

10 May 2021

Poland investigates basketball league no poach agreements

Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is investigating the country's top men's basketball league and its 16 teams due to concerns they unlawfully colluded to terminate players' contracts and withhold their salaries.

23 April 2021

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