Tag: antitrust

DOJ Urges State Court to Use Antitrust Principles to Invalidate Noncompetes

Noncompete agreements between employers and their employees traditionally are governed by state law. But that didn’t stop the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from recently filing a statement of interest encouraging a Nevada state court to consider federal antitrust principles to invalidate noncompete agreements between a large medical group and its physician-employees.

Federal agencies help HR pros avoid antitrust violations in hiring, compensation

by Howard Fetner The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued guidance for HR professionals on how to avoid running afoul of antitrust laws when making hiring and compensation decisions.   Background Antitrust laws are often enforced against individuals or entities that engage in actions that tend to […]