New Guidance for HR Professionals Regarding Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements Highlights New Focus On Criminal Prosecutions and Raises New Concerns for Employer

In October, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” and collectively the “Antitrust Agencies”) jointly issued new guidance for Human Resource professionals regarding agreements between competitors related to hiring and compensation of employees (the “Guidance”). 

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$11 Million Judgment Entered Against Debt Collectors in FTC Action

$11 Million Judgment Entered Against Debt Collectors in FTC Action

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York recently granted the Federal Trade Commission’s motion for summary judgment and entered a final order against a group of debt collectors who pretended to be affiliated with the government, and ordered them to pay nearly $11 million.   

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