Feds beefing up efforts to nix job-poaching bans

In taking stronger actions against bans on job poaching and related practices, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim will be building on state efforts.

Delrahim said the Department of Justice would be announcing criminal indictments relating to no-poach deals and “naked wage-fixing” agreements.

Companies could be subject to fines up to $100 million. Individuals may face up to 10 years of imprisonment and fines up to $1 million.­­

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Andrew Finch outlined the department’s legal rationale on this issue last September, when...

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