The US DoJ and FTC publish their antitrust guidance in order to alert HR professionals that agreements among competing employers to limit or fix the terms may violate antitrust laws

After years of filing civil enforcement actions against companies, hospitals, and various employer groups for entering into a variety of schemes to suppress employee wages, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have made it clear that naked wage-fixing or no-poaching agreements among employers are per se illegal. Going forward, the Antitrust Division has announced that it will criminally prosecute such agreements.

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  • Baker Botts (Washington)

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Thomas Fina, The US DoJ and FTC publish their antitrust guidance in order to alert HR professionals that agreements among competing employers to limit or fix the terms may violate antitrust laws, 20 octobre 2016, e-Competitions October 2016, Art. N° 95074

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