Tag Archives: FTC

The DOJ’s Antitrust Scrutiny is Here to Stay

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Over the past couple of years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has stepped up antitrust enforcement against companies for entering “no-poach” agreements. These “no-poach” or “no-hire” agreements are arrangements entered into between companies that would otherwise compete for the same employees, whereby each company agrees not to recruit/solicit or hire the other’s employees.… Continue reading this entry

Antitrust Scrutiny of No-Poaching Agreements Continues to Pick Up Steam

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To most people, “poaching” is a bad thing, connoting a mix of elephant hunting and mediocre eggs. But in labor and employment—where “poaching” means recruiting away another employer’s talent—antitrust regulators, legislators, and class action attorneys have increasingly made clear that companies should engage in poaching, or else they will face potentially serious consequences under the … Continue reading this entry

Can Hiring Away a Competitor’s Employees Be an Antitrust Problem?

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A senior sales executive for your biggest competitor is looking to jump ship, and wants to join your company. Your management is thrilled.  Not only will your company gain a talented salesperson with industry knowledge and contacts, but you will also be hurting your competitor at the same time.  What a coup! However, the question … Continue reading this entry