Bruce’s Summary: Although this article is short, it brings home the fact the HR Professionals are once again being drawn to the forefront in facing legal risks of not only civil but criminal prosecution for sharing certain information or agreeing to certain conditions, as outlined in this article that may be construed as a violations of federal law. As the old saying, “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” knowing what will get you in trouble is more important. A review of the “Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals” is highly recommended and yes, it was written just for us.
Good article to brush up on your FTC and DOJ understanding and a good topic for training your managers in the future. “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.” www.calvin-associates.com