In April, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission released a Joint Statement, warning they are “on alert” and will scrutinize employers – especially employers of front-line and essential workers such as doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, pharmacists, and warehouse workers – who engage in collusive or anticompetitive labor practices that take advantage of regulations relaxed to help the fight against COVID-19. The Agencies are actively on the lookout for employers, staffing companies, and recruiters who allegedly attempt to suppress or fix wages, refrain from competitive hiring or enter no-poach agreements, or share competitively sensitive employment information.

Read the full GT Alert, “DOJ and FTC Issue Joint Antitrust Statements for Businesses and Workers in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic.”