The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2016 published Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals warning of criminal remedies for those participating in illegal no-poach agreements. Recently, the DOJ and FTC made good on that promise by filing the first public criminal indictment alleging a conspiracy between companies in which they agreed not to poach each other’s employees. The DOJ and FTC warned they could take such actions when “naked” wage-fixing and no-poach agreements were per se illegal violations under the antitrust laws.
While it may seem justified for businesses facing increased costs in these trying COVID-19 pandemic times to add “COVID surcharges” to ensure they can keep their doors open, businesses and their corporate counsel should be aware that such surcharges can raise serious competition concerns and need to be carefully navigated.
Jon Shahar sits down with Sammetria Goodson, Temple Alum (’11) the Founder and Managing Partner of Goodson Law. They take a deep dive into working with creatives and creators.
Jon Shahar and Amy Banse (LAW ’87) chat about all things legal and venture on this episode of the Temple 10-Q&A.
Students in Lawyering for Entrepreneurship (LE) recently had the chance to pitch mock business plans to professionals in the Philadelphia startup field. LE is a simulation course at Temple Law School developed by Professor Jonathan Lipson and Lex Nova attorney Matt Devine (LAW ’16) that seeks to incorporate theory and practice by exposing students to