FTC and DOJ Issue Statement Regarding COVID-19 and Competition in Labor Markets
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As part of continued action to address the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. antitrust agencies issued further guidance yesterday regarding competitor collaboration in regards to labor markets. While acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic has generated opportunities for procompetitive collaboration, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition (collectively, “the agencies”) made clear that the pandemic does not justify anticompetitive collusion in labor markets.