Tagged: wage-fixing agreement

HR and CCOs Watch Out!! — The Antitrust Division Doubles Down on Labor Market Criminal Cartel Activity

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division has targeted collusion in labor markets for criminal prosecution.  This was not unexpected.  Indeed, the Antitrust Division gave plenty of warning to companies that criminal prosecutions were on the horizon. Over ten years ago, DOJ brought civil cases to stop illegal labor market collusion. Out of an abundance of caution, DOJ recognized that it wanted to provide “fair warning” of...

DOJ’s Antitrust Division Launches Two Criminal Prosecutions of Illegal No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Agreements

The Antitrust Division has warned companies that it would bring criminal indictments against companies that enter into illegal no-poach or wage-fixing agreements.  The Antitrust Division has now put its money where its mouth is, announcing two significant criminal cases at the end of 2020 and at the beginning of 2021, respectively.    The SCA No Poach Case On January 5, 2021, a federal grand jury...