Burger King, Pizza Hut, other fast-food chains agree to stop using ‘no-poaching’ pacts

Eight fast-food chains including Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Denny’s will no longer enforce “no-poaching” pacts that require their franchisees not to hire away each other’s employees, under the terms of settlements filed in court by Washington state’s attorney general.

The eight chains join 15 others — among them McDonald’s and Carl’s Jr.— which had agreed to similar terms in recent months. Together, the agreements ban enforcement nationwide of no-poaching agreements among most of the major fast-food companies that have a presence in Washington, the state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, said in an interview today.

The 23 chains that have settled account for more than 67,000 U.S. locations…

Original published: 2018-09-14 03:20:00 Read the full Hawaii News here

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