In Detroit, a class of nurses recently achieved an antitrust settlement of approximate $90 million in a lawsuit centered on allegations that the defendants unlawfully shared nurse wage information. In California, defendants recently settled a class action for a total of $435 million involving allegations of agreements not to solicit each other’s employees. And on October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission published their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals in which they state, among other things, that DOJ will criminally prosecute certain employment related claims that violate the antitrust laws per se. This webinar will focus on these recent developments and answer questions such as:
- Under what circumstances do the antitrust laws apply to the employment marketplace?
- Why are the settlements so large?
- How can employers lawfully gather wage information to set their own wages and benefits?
- Can employers share wage information for the purpose of collective bargaining?
- Are there no circumstances under which employers can agree not to solicit each other’s employees?
- What types of claims may be prosecuted criminally?
- What policies or procedures can employers implement to avoid liability?
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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.