Playing nicely: The Tipline for 19 September 2019

Rohit Chopra wants to see more wage-fixing cases out of the Federal Trade Commission’s sister antitrust agency. The commissioner commended the Department of Justice for announcing it would conduct criminal investigations into possible collusion related to compensation or other employment terms. Chopra also urged his own agency to pass rules barring certain non-compete contract provisions, even as FTC chair Joseph Simons testified there was not enough economic literature to back any changes at this point.

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