Advocates say noncompete agreements hurt workers, limit competition, and stifle development On January 5, 2023, by a 3-1 vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed regulations that would ban U.S. employers from using noncompete clauses in employment contracts. The sweeping new rule is intended to make it easier for workers to switch jobs and to
Dean Harvey Speaks at U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division’s Public Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets
On September 23, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey participated in a public panel discussion presented by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on “Competition in Labor Markets” at the DOJ Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The event featured a group of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars.
Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference
On, Friday, November 8, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated a plenary session entitled “The Power of People Analytics” at The American Bar Association’s 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference in New Orleans.
The Chief Operating Officer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently penned a letter to the public in an attempt to provide people with the latest information on how to get involved in the AAJ’s grassroots efforts to end forced arbitration.
Gizmodo reports that major manufacturing and shipping companies across the U.S. are asking their manual laborers to wear a new kind of motion sensor they claim is designed to insure worker safety. These devices can provide feedback to alert workers to potentially hazardous bends and twists. However, critics of the devices feel that they may
An article published in the November 2019 issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine highlights a new research report examining the devastating impact forced arbitration has had on the rights of American workers and consumers. The report looks at how forced arbitration suppresses claims against corporations specifically when corporations harm workers and consumers by cheating,
American Antitrust Institute Pens Letter of Opposition to Department of Justice Over DOJ’s “Misguided” Approach Toward Fast Food Franchise No-Poach Employee Restriction Agreements
On Thursday May 2, 2019 the American Antitrust Institute submitted a thirteen-page letter to the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice expressing concerns that the DOJ’s recent Statement of Interest relating to fast food franchise employee “no-poach” cases “threatens to lead district courts astray and discourage antitrust challenges to patently anticompetitive labor-market restraints that
UC College of Law SF Hosts Screening of New Documentary Film: “When Rules Don’t Apply” About the Historic High-Tech Antitrust Employment Lawsuit
The half-hour film includes interviews with Lieff Cabraser Antitrust & Employment Law partner Dean Harvey on the civil Apple/Google/Intel et al. lawsuit initiated by our firm UC College of the Law San Francisco, along with Filmmakers Collaborative and Tech Workers Coalition, will be hosting a screening of the new documentary, “When Rules Don’t Apply,” a
New Film ‘When Rules Don’t Apply’ Spotlights Successful Antitrust Challenges to Illegal High-Tech Labor Practices
Half-hour film includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser Antitrust & Employment Law partner Dean Harvey on the civil Apple/Google/Intel et al. lawsuit initiated by our firm In the wake of the successful and precedent-setting lawsuit against numerous tech giants of Silicon Valley, David Donnenfield of Full Frame Productions and Kevin White of Filmmakers Collaborative SF have
Dean Harvey to Speak on the Latest Developments in No-Poach Agreements at the California Lawyers Association (CLA)
Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Latest Developments in No-Poach Agreements” program taking place at the California Lawyers Association (CLA) on January 29, 2019 from 12:00pm,-1:00pm. The program is being put together by the Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section and the Labor & Employment Section of