Eileen Fitzgerald Addison Quoted in Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Article Regarding Google/Apple Antitrust Settlement

February 5, 2015

Eileen Fitzgerald Addison was recently quoted in a Society for Human Resource Management article, “HR, IT Weigh in on Google, Apple $415 Million Settlement in Antitrust Suit,” concerning Apple, Google and other tech giants’ $415 million antitrust settlement to 65,000 highly-skilled technology workers for colluding to restrict workers’ wages and prohibit them from getting better job offers. In the article, Ms. Addison provides a Human Resources perspective and discusses the impact of the settlement and offers a reminder to employers that they cannot not collude to restrict employees' mobility. Ms. Addison also offers advice to employers that operate in states that allow non-compete agreements that they may still protect their proprietary interests by having employees sign non-compete agreements, either as a condition of employment, or upon separation. Please click here to read entire article.

Ms. Addison is a member of the Human Resource Practices and Employment Law & Litigation Practice Groups. To learn more about the Human Resource Practice Group, please click here.