Topic: No poach agreements

DOJ seeks first no-poach conviction at home healthcare staffing trial

An agreement between four home healthcare agency owners to fix wages and not hire each other’s employees violated US antitrust law regardless of whether they acted on it, the Department of Justice has told a federal jury in Maine.

09 March 2023

Portugal has “pipeline” of no-poach cases, agency head says

The Portuguese Competition Authority’s first-ever no-poach case spurred a stream of employee tip-offs and company leniency requests that has led to further investigations in labour markets, Margarida Matos Rosa has said.

02 March 2023

Enforcement in labour markets can help reduce inflation, Portuguese economist says

Tougher enforcement in labour markets can help tackle inflation driven by worker shortages, the Portuguese Competition Authority’s chief economist has said.

27 February 2023

McDonald’s no-poach pact unnecessary after 70 years, former employees argue

McDonald’s justification for imposing no-poach provisions on franchisees in 1955 is irrelevant to whether those agreements are necessary for the 21st Century, two former employees have argued.

23 February 2023

DOJ: market definition not required in no-poach cases

A group of aerospace engineers do not need to define a relevant antitrust market to prove Raytheon and Pratt & Whitney engaged in a per se violation of US antitrust law, the Department of Justice has argued.

14 February 2023

Aerospace engineer no-poach case agreement is horizontal collusion, court says

A Connecticut federal judge has rejected motions to dismiss allegations that Raytheon Technologies and Pratt & Whitney secretly agreed to restrict competition for the recruitment of aerospace engineers through a no-poach pact.

24 January 2023

DOJ prosecutions on the rise, but fines plummet

Criminal antitrust prosecutions are near an all-time high at the Department of Justice, but the Antitrust Division secured just $1.4 million in fines last year.

23 January 2023

California judge dismisses antitrust claims against Edison

Three former Southern California Edison employees failed to allege that their former employer illegally prevented them from doing electrical work in the state, a federal court has ruled.

13 January 2023

FTC proposes non-compete ban

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a legislative rule that would effectively ban nearly all employers from designing contracts that prevent employees from joining or starting a rival company.

06 January 2023

FTC challenges non-competes under Section 5

For the first time in its history, the Federal Trade Commission has sued to prevent three companies from enforcing non-compete agreements because the contractual terms allegedly violate Section 5 of the FTC Act.

05 January 2023

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