DOJ to Criminally Prosecute Employers and Individuals That Reach Hiring and Wage Agreements Under Federal Antitrust Law

At the end of October, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) communicated a significant shift in their enforcement guidance regarding competition among employers to limit or fix terms of employment for potential hires.  View Full Post
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FTC Issues Study On Patent Assertion Entity Activity –Why Was It Silent On Competition and Can We Expect Enforcement Action?

Patent assertion entities (PAEs), firms that purchase pre-existing patents and then license them for products that are already on the market, have been derided as “patent trolls” and “extortionists,” while their defenders have argued that they are an efficient platform between individual inventors and manufacturers. View Full Post
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FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

Last week the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice jointly issued guidance to educate companies, and in particular human resource professionals, on how antitrust laws apply in the employment arena, particularly with respect to hiring and compensation matters. View Full Post
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