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Booker, Warren Re-Introduce Bill Banning ‘No-Poach’ Contracts

July 23, 2019, 2:47 PM

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) reintroduced legislation that seeks to eradicate anti-competitive workplace contracts.

The bill, called the End Employer Collusion Act, would ban no-poach agreements, Warren and Booker said in a July 23 press release.

No-poach agreements, which are common within fast food franchises, occur when two companies agree not to hire each others workers. Such contracts reduce workers wages and prevent job mobility, Booker and Warren said.

“It’s critically important that we ban these inequitable and anti-competitive agreements that leave workers without an opportunity to translate their value and skills into higher pay,”...

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