Devin Persaud at the SABA Conference 2022


Devin Persaud joins panelists and members of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America's Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Section as they discuss What’s Now in Antitrust: Regulator Priorities, Non-Competes, and Wage Fixing at 9:00 a.m. PT on Friday July 15, 2022 at the SABA Conference 2022.

Antitrust issues in big tech generate most of the headlines these days, but public and private antitrust enforcement against labor market collusion is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division recently completed its first criminal prosecutions of employee no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, while the Federal Trade Commission has pursued civil enforcement and is considering whether labor misclassification is an unfair method of competition. The plaintiffs’ bar has brought several class actions on behalf of employees in the agriculture, aerospace, and fast food industries, among others. And current leadership of the FTC and DOJ have signaled that labor issues could play a more prominent role in merger analysis. Meanwhile, recent amendments to the Canadian Competition Act presage greater scrutiny of labor market collusion by the Canadian Competition Bureau, which to date has been much less aggressive on the issue.

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