Topic: No poach agreements

Labour collusion illegal under Illinois Antitrust Act, state court rules

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s antitrust law cannot be interpreted by temporary staffing agencies to immunise all alleged wage-fixing and no-poach agreements from scrutiny.The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s antitrust law cannot be interpreted by temporary staffing agencies to immunise all alleged wage-fixing and no-poach agreements from scrutiny.

22 January 2024

CMA probes no-poach concerns in fragrance cartel investigation

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has expanded a cartel investigation into Firmenich International, Givaudan and International Flavors & Fragrances over concerns they reached illegal no-poach agreements.

17 January 2024

Unions level competitive landscape in labour market, say Nordic enforcers

Competition authorities in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway have reiterated that anticompetitive conduct in labour markets breaches competition rules, but say their high levels of trade union membership could limit the harm such conduct causes.

17 January 2024

Mekki: DOJ bringing more no-poach and wage-fixing cases

The Department of Justice is not backing away from prosecution of labour cartels and is looking to find stronger cooperating witnesses to secure its first conviction, a top Antitrust Division official has said.

07 December 2023

GSK, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and others raided in Turkish labour market probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a sprawling investigation into 19 companies, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Panasonic, for allegedly forming no-poach agreements in the pharmaceutical sector.

01 December 2023

France sends SO to alleged no-poach cartel

France’s Competition Authority has accused several engineering, technology consulting and IT services companies of conspiring to implement no-poach agreements.

23 November 2023

Glovo and Delivery Hero raided again

The European Commission has conducted another round of raids on the premises of Glovo and Delivery Hero as it widens an ongoing antitrust probe to cover possible no-poach agreements and illegal information exchanges.

21 November 2023

Dropped no-poach case proves DOJ rethinking approach, ex-enforcers say

The dismissal of the Department of Justice’s last remaining criminal no-poach charge shows the Antitrust Division is taking past losses seriously, several former government officials have said.

16 November 2023

Luxury retailers oppose bid to revive no-poach claims

Saks Fifth Avenue and a group of luxury fashion brands have urged an appellate court to uphold a lower court’s decision to reject claims they imposed anticompetitive no-poach agreements.

31 October 2023

Czech enforcer closes first labour market probe

Two Czech travel agency associations have agreed to stop encouraging members to use non-compete clauses to end the national competition authority’s first labour market investigation.

23 October 2023

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