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In a multistate settlement with a coalition of 14 attorneys general led by Attorney General Maura Healey, four national fast food franchisors will cease using “no-poach” agreements, which 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 make it harder for fast food workers to gain promotions and earn a better living,” said AG Healey. “This settlement is a major step toward ending the use of no-poach agreements for good.” Under the terms of the settlements, the franchisors have agreed to stop including no-poach provisions in any of their franchise agreements and to stop enforcing any franchise agreements already in place. The franchisors have also agreed to ... Full story

12 March