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The US FTC holds two panels examining antitrust issues in labor markets as part of its hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century

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Over the past few years, antitrust issues in labor markets have emerged as a focal point in regulatory enforcement. In October 2016, following a series of Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigations and subsequent class actions alleging the existence of “no-poach” agreements among several high -tech firms, the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) jointly released the Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals (“DOJ/ FTC HR guidance”). The DOJ/FTC HR guidance underscores that U.S. antitrust laws apply to competition among employers and warns that “naked” wage-fixing and/or no-poaching agreements—meaning agreements that are “separate from or not reasonably necessary to a larger legitimate collaboration between the employers”—are per se illegal. [1] The guidance also announced, for

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Jee-Yeon Lehmann, Liz Neyens, Rebecca Scott, Tímea Laura Molnar, The US FTC holds two panels examining antitrust issues in labor markets as part of its hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century, 16 octobre 2018, e-Competitions October 2018, Art. N° 96937

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