On Dec. 10, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced in U.S. v. Jindal the criminal indictment of a former owner of a North Texas physical therapist staffing company for conspiring with competitors to suppress wages for physical therapists. The indictment marks a significant turning point in the Antitrust Division's prosecutorial efforts against so-called wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, because it is the first public criminal enforcement action against such agreements. The Antitrust Agencies' Guidance for Anti-Competitive Agreements in Labor Markets In October 2016, the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission jointly released a policy guidance document on antitrust guidance for human resource professionals.  As the agencies explained in the
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