Ill. AG Sues Temp Agencies For No-Poach Deals, Wage-Fixing

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Illinois' attorney general has hit three staffing agencies and a display manufacturing company with a state court lawsuit claiming the manufacturer helped facilitate an unlawful conspiracy in which the agencies agreed to suppress wages and refrain from hiring each other's workers.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul claimed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court that Elite Staffing Inc., Metro Staff Inc. and Midway Staffing Inc. unlawfully agreed they wouldn't poach each other's employees and would offer below-market wages to the employees they assigned to work for Colony Display LLC. Colony facilitated the agreement by acting as a go-between to communicate about the...

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