Hiring Probes Mark Shift In Antitrust Enforcement

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Recent reports of probes by U.S. antitrust enforcers into hiring practices in the technology sector and the oil industry indicate that the government intends to scrutinize the potential anti-competitive actions not only of traditional sellers but of employee “buyers” as well, experts say.

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly stepping up an investigation into whether some of the biggest U.S. technology companies firms have reached an agreement not to poach one another's employees, the Wall Street Journal reported recently.

A Federal Trade Commission investigation into...
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