DOJ Commitment To Challenging Hiring Practices Continues

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 2:09 PM EST) -- On Nov. 16, 2012, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, along with the California attorney general, filed suit against eBay Inc., alleging that eBay entered into a per se unlawful “handshake” agreement with Intuit Inc.not to poach each other’s employees. U.S. v. eBay Inc., 12-cv-5859 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 16, 2012); and California v. eBay Inc., 12-cv-5874 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 16, 2012). This lawsuit follows the DOJ’s recent challenges to other high-tech firms’ hiring practices, which involved similar practices.[1]

The eBay case underscores the...
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