Firms that provide training to their labor force may risk ex-post opportunistic behavior on the part of their workers or of competing firms. Some arguably restrictive firm practices that have been justified by this concern include employment contracts restricting the freedom of workers to seek employment from the firm’s competitors and agreements among competing firms not to solicit or hire certain of each other’s workers – sometimes termed “non-compete” and “no-poach” agreements, respectively. This Note considers these two categories of practices in the context of recent public discussions and enforcement actions by the US competition law enforcement agencies.
Previous article Why is big tech flirting with Indian telcos? Next article DOJ’s 1st wage-fixing indictment is a warning to Cos.