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7 Fast-Food Chains End No-Poach Clauses That Bind Workers

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Seven major fast-food chains including Carl’s Jr., Buffalo Wild Wings and McDonald's have agreed to end the practice of preventing their employees from moving among franchise locations through the use of so-called no-poach clauses, under a deal announced Thursday by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office.

In addition to the three chains, Jimmy John’s, Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and Arby’s will immediately cease on a nationwide basis the enforcement of the no-poach clauses contained in their franchise contracts, and will also remove the language from current...
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