The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will jointly host a virtual public workshop on Dec. 6 and 7, to promote competition in labor markets where lawyers, economists, academics, policy experts, labor groups and workers come together and discuss recent developments at the intersection of antitrust and labor, as well as implications for efforts to protect and empower workers through competition enforcement and rulemaking.
Throughout the workshop competition issues affecting labor markets and the welfare of workers such as: labor monopsony; the increased use of restrictive contractual clauses in labor agreements, including non-competes and non-disclosure agreements; information sharing and benchmarking activity among competing employers; the role of other federal agencies in ensuring fair competition in labor markets; and the relationship between antitrust law and collective bargaining efforts in the “gig economy” are planned to be discussed through a series of panels, presentations and remarks.
The Department of Justice and FTC invite comments from the public on the topics covered by this workshop. Interested parties may submit public comments online now through Dec. 20, at https://www.regulations.gov/docket/FTC-2021-0057.
The workshop will be held virtually and webcast on the FTC’s website at FTC.gov.
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