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Hey, No Poaching! Recent Developments in HR Antitrust [VIDEO]

Faced with the tightest labor market in decades, businesses are vigorously competing for employees - particularly those with highly valued skills. Some executives faced with these pressures may be tempted to reach an agreement, or at least an informal understanding, with a competitor to refrain from "poaching" scarce employees or, perhaps, forgo increased pay, incentives or other benefits for workers. These understandings between businesses, however, can lead to substantial civil liability or even criminal prosecutions for companies and individuals under antitrust laws.

Join Dan Hemli and Bob Nichols for a discussion of these issues, including recent enforcement actions and practical guidance for human resources and compliance personnel.

 

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Daniel Hemli Trade & Antitrust Litigation Attorney Bracewell law firm
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Daniel Hemli advises clients on antitrust issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and advocacy before federal, state and foreign antitrust authorities. He has represented parties in connection with investigations of numerous national and multinational acquisitions and joint venture transactions across a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, electric power, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology and software, chemicals, financial services, commercial and industrial equipment, consumer goods, media, and agriculture. He has advised on...

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Robert Nichols, employer litigation attorney, bracewell law firm, lawyer harassment claims, wrongful discharge case, occupational safety issues
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Robert Nichols represents employers in litigation, administrative actions and arbitrations concerning discrimination and retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, occupational safety and health, union-management relations, wage and hour matters, and other concerns related to employment. Mr. Nichols has defended more than 200 employment-related lawsuits in federal and state court, represented employers in more than 300 federal and state agency employment discrimination investigations, and handled numerous Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cases,...

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