The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have jointly issued written guidance for human resource (HR) professionals on how antitrust law
applies to employee hiring and compensation decisions (Guidance).
12) While some of these dilemmas have been resolved since Bork and others (13) wrote against antitrust decades ago, recent literature too questions the capacity of antitrust laws
to serve as a tool to protect and promote competition, (14) with arguments centered on the corporate resources wasted on lobbying the government (15) and the courts' discretion in defining the parameters of an antitrust case, most critically that of the "relevant market.
5) Topics of discussion included the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, especially with genetically modified crops, issues of market control and price manipulation by major agricultural firms and meatpackers, and the current state of antitrust law
in relation to agriculture in America's heartland.
31) Antitrust laws
condemn those practices that, on balance, harm consumers by harming competition.
One of the reasons antitrust law
is such a headache to comply with is because what is or is not permissible has changed over time.
But at least the NFLPA now has a bit more leverage in that it can always punt any impasse in negotiations to the courts via decertification and suing under antitrust law
The Antitrust Laws
, Dynamic Markets and the Network Economy
These traditional arguments do not seem very persuasive by themselves because they do not attempt to compare the substantial costs of diverse antitrust laws
with the costs of harmonization.
The results are very telling--not just with regard to Microsoft, but to antitrust law
Provide association staff, officers, directors, and members with sufficient knowledge of antitrust laws
to be able to recognize antitrust problems when they arise.
Also on trial is the way in which the federal government applies antitrust laws
, says Richard B.
When its products are bundled, and in some instances given away, its critics claim that the antitrust laws