Antitrust & Hiring: A Shock But Not A Surprise?

Michael A. Finio
Published October 24, 2016

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued their joint “Antitrust Guidelines for Human Resource Professionals” (“Guidelines”), which might come as a bit of a shock to the HR world, but not to the antitrust community. Hiring and compensation decisions can result in antitrust violations – and these Guidelines do not create any new law in that arena. The Guidelines do, however, provide a clear indication of what types of increasingly routine practices in the HR world skirt the edges of antitrust propriety, and which, therefore, require some rethinking before they become commonplace. To read more, click here.