No-poach agreements on the European Commission dawn raid radar* In a speech on 22 October 2021, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed that the European Commission was planning a series of dawn raids for the months to come. She highlighted that the European Commission is not just looking to investigate traditional cartels, like price-fixing agreements, but also other types of anti-competitive conduct – such as wage-fixing or no-poach agreements. Notably, Commissioner Vestager linked the upcoming focus on such agreements in labor markets to another hot topic in EU competition law: innovation competition. Commissioner Vestager’s remarks indicate that the European Commission is likely to launch investigations into suspected anti-competitive behavior in the human
The EU Commission plans a series of dawn raids to investigate anticompetitive practices in labor markets
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