The Canadian Competition Authority expresses concerns about the possible anticompetitive consequences of agreements between competitors on employees and labour markets

Canadian Competition Bureau Issues Guidance on “No-Poach” and other “Buy-Side” Employment Agreements Between Competitors* Introduction The Canadian Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) has issued a statement (the “Statement”) clarifying its position on “no-poaching”, wage-fixing and other types of “buy-side” agreements between competitors that may affect employees and labour markets. In the Statement, the Bureau expresses its concerns about the possible anticompetitive consequences of such agreements and states that it would be prepared to initiate civil enforcement proceedings in appropriate cases. Companies operating in Canada need to now take the Bureau’s position into account when assessing competition compliance risks for their businesses. Background In October 2016, the Antitrust Division of

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  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Toronto)
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Toronto)

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Mark Katz, Anita Banicevic, The Canadian Competition Authority expresses concerns about the possible anticompetitive consequences of agreements between competitors on employees and labour markets, 27 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98287

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