No-Poach Agreements Land Franchisors in Hot Water

Overview


Mary Strimel, Emre Ilter, and Matt Evola wrote this bylined article about antitrust litigation involving franchise businesses and hiring restraints. Noting a current wave of lawsuits, the authors wrote that “franchise businesses should carefully look at any employment restrictions in their franchise agreements, such as non-solicitation or no-hire agreements. Overbroad restrictions are likely to be challenged, and even narrow agreements with substantial justifications could face scrutiny.”