Multistate Settlement Agreements with Dunkin’, Arby’s, Five Guys, and Little Caesars Drop Provisions that Limit Recruitment and Hiring of Fast Food Workers
BALTIMORE, MD – Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced multistate settlements with four national fast food franchisors, ending their use of “no-poach” agreements. Those agreements restrict the right of fast food workers to move from one franchise to another within the same restaurant chain.
The agreements with Dunkin’, Arby’s, Five Guys, and Little Caesars settle an investigation announced by the states in July 2018 over concerns that no-poach agreements hurt low-wage workers by limiting their ability to secure better paying jobs.
“No-poach agreements limit a worker’s job opportunities and earning potential,” said Attorney General Frosh. “These settlements mean fairer hiring practices for thousands of workers in Maryland and across the country.”
Read more in the full press release:http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/press/2019/031219.pdf