When Sharing is a Bad Thing: Antitrust Laws for HR Professionals

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission issued its “Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals.”  The guidance was intended to educate HR professionals about how the antitrust laws apply to the employment context and to provide a clear warning that both agencies are taking direct aim at agreements which depress competition in the labor force.

The Restaurant Law Center will host a webinar with Kimberly Hodges, Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins—a Law Center Founding Partner.  Ms. Hodges has practiced employment law and litigation for over sixteen years.  Join us in this discussion to make sense of this important guidance and its current implications.

In this webinar, presenters will discuss:

  • The agencies intent to actively pursue criminal investigations into agreements restraining competition.
  • The antitrust policy with regard to e-mail group lists and Executive Study Groups hosted by the Association.
  • The types of agreements that would run afoul of antitrust laws.
  • Other activities covered besides expressed wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements.
  • Steps HR professionals can take to limit the risk of antitrust violations.
  • Best policies and practices for restaurants, associations, study groups, and companies in general.