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H&R Block Says No-Poach Plaintiff Unsuitable to Lead Class Case

Jan. 10, 2020, 10:29 PM

H&R Block Inc. is arguing in Missouri federal court that a former employee is unfit to lead a class action over the tax preparer’s “no poach” agreements because she has no legal basis for even her individual claims.

The proposed class action accuses H&R Block and its franchises of conspiring to keep wages down by agreeing not to solicit one another’s employees. The scheme violates antitrust laws by manipulating the labor market, the lawsuit says. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri by Perry L. Benson, who worked for the company as a...

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