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*No-Poach Agreements in Franchise Contracts and Antitrust Section Social

  • Briggs and Morgan IDS Center Minneapolis (map)

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only


Description: Food and Drinks will be provided at the Social Hour following the program.  Registration will start at 3:00 pm, the program will run from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, and the Section Social will follow from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

The DOJ and FTC's Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals in October 2016 alerted HR professionals that β€œan agreement among competing employers to limit or fix the terms of employment for potential hires may violate the antitrust laws if the agreement constrains individual firm decisions.”  These guidelines have resulted in significant state franchise enforcement and civil class actions involving clauses in franchise agreements prohibiting one franchisee from soliciting or hiring another franchisee in that franchise system.  At the forefront of state enforcement has been the Washington State Attorney General's Office.  This program features Eric Newman, Chief Litigation Counsel, Antitrust Division, Washington State Office of the Attorney General and will address anti-poaching agreements in general and in the franchise context specifically.

The annual Section Social will follow at 5:00 pm.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credit Applied | Event Code: 270690

Event info and registration here.