The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice should enforce antitrust laws to improve competition in labour markets, Commissioner Rohit Chopra has said in a letter to the DOJ’s antitrust division.
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.
A horizontal agreement to reduce output would not qualify for the Noerr-Pennington defence against antitrust liability regardless of the intended policy goal, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Federal Trade Commission deemed evidence on worker non-competes insufficient to justify a rulemaking, chairman Joseph Simons has said, but the agency will continue to pursue action against such clauses.
For the first time in eight years, Democrats control the US House of Representatives and its antitrust subcommittee. With that comes a bully pulpit, but also a big stick of investigation and potentially legislation.
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Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is not known for an expansive view of the federal antitrust laws, but he sided with iPhone users bringing antitrust claims – a win for their counsel at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick.
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Data courtesy of FTC.gov