The Department of Justice backed off no-poach challenges in franchise agreements in 2019, but the state doubled down. The result? Washington state challenged a raft of no-poach/no-hire provisions in 225
In a recent post, I expressed the view that no-poach clauses in franchise agreements are unlikely to violate the antitrust laws. Recent activity, however, has given me a “maybe…
Continue Reading No-Poach and Antitrust, Part Deux (Or, is the risk worth it?)
The recent antitrust attacks on no-poach clauses encourage insomnia among franchise lawyers. But is the attack serious or just a flash in the pan, soon to be extinguished?
Renewed Efforts to End No Poaching Provisions
Franchisors need to review their franchise agreements and take immediate action in response to the recent onslaught of legal action over “naked no…
Continue Reading Time to Reconsider No Poaching Agreements? Yes, Emphatically.