Recent Developments in Litigation and Regulation Related to No-Hire and Employee Non-Compete Agreements: Implications for Franchise Systems

Distribution: The Newsletter of the Distribution & Franchising Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association, Vol. 22, No. 1

No-hire agreements between employers have recently come under increased scrutiny from regulators, legislators, and private plaintiffs. Non-compete agreements have also attracted national attention, and could be subject to similar questions under federal antitrust law.

In a Distribution newsletter article titled “Recent Developments in Litigation and Regulation Related to No-Hire and Employee Non-Compete Agreements: Implications for Franchise Systems,” Analysis Group Vice Presidents Aaron M. Fix and Jee-Yeon Lehmann, and Manager Michael Schreck discuss recent legal and regulatory challenges to these agreements, including relevant legal precedents, important economic issues that they raise, and their significance for franchise systems.

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Authors

A. Fix, J. Lehmann, M. Schreck