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August 10, 2022 - Department of Labor (DOL)

DOJ and FTC Enter Separate MOUs with the NLRB to Collaborate on Worker Protections and Competition in U.S. Labor Markets

New Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols for Contractor Employees at Federal Facilities

In the latest employment-related collaborations under President Biden, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) and Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) both recently announced new partnerships with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), with the aim of coordinating their policy and enforcement initiatives to protect workers’ rights and promote competition in labor markets. The DOJ and FTC separately entered memoranda of understanding with the NLRB. While neither memoranda is legally binding or has the force of law, the new partnerships emphasize these agencies’ interest in collaborating on enforcement activities relating to certain competition and labor issues, especially as it relates to the promotion of employee mobility.

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