Sharing Compensation, Benefit Info May Violate Antitrust Laws
October 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT
Law360, New York (October 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Employers commonly participate in surveys to assist in setting competitive wage rates, salaries, or benefits. With today's tight labor markets, these surveys can be valuable in attracting and retaining employees. However, a series of lawsuits filed during the summer of 2006 demonstrate that there are potential dangers in this practice.
* The Nurse/Seiu Lawsuits *
Several registered nurses supported by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed four separate proposed class actions against various major hospitals and hospital chains, alleging a conspiracy to exchange compensation information...