Mergers & Antitrust Law News

Four Fast Food Firms Settle No-Poach Claims With 14 States: DOJ

March 12, 2019, 6:40 PM

In a multistate settlement, Arby’s, Dunkin’, Five Guys and Little Caesars agreed to drop provisions that limit recruitment and hiring.

Franchisors agreeing to stop including no-poach provisions in any franchise agreements and to stop enforcing any franchise agreements already in place

Franchisors to request that franchisees remove no-poach provisions from their existing franchise agreements as well as post notices in all locations to inform employees of the settlement

14 attorneys general sent letters last July to Arby’s, Burger King, Dunkin’ Brands, Five Guys, Little Caesars, Panera Bread, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and Wendy’s requesting documents

Wendy’s provided confirmation that it never...

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