The Attorney General of the State of Washington is investigating companies, especially casual dining restaurants, who are engaged in so called “anti-poaching agreements.” These agreements contractually prohibit employees from moving to another restaurant in the same corporate chain. For example, an employee working at Burger King would be prohibited from accepting employment at another Burger King location. This gives corporations less incentive to raise wages.
These anti-poaching agreements are illegal because they violate state and federal antitrust laws. Workers should be able to compete in an open and unrestricted market and anti-poaching agreements naturally deflate wages and limit worker’s choices.
We are investigating claims on behalf of workers at the following locations: A&W, Burger King, Denny’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Tim Hortons and Wingstop.
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