In this Law360 article, Ashley Vissing discusses how labor concentration issues are being raised in the courts and how economic analysis can inform antitrust inquiry.
Labor market concentration and its potential effects on workers is a topic increasingly debated among antitrust practitioners and academics. The potential link between labor market concentration and lower wages has led to questions of whether and how labor issues should inform merger review and, more broadly, antitrust investigations. Covid-19 has strained some industries and may result in consolidation of some employers, further raising labor market concentration concerns.
This article describes some of the current research regarding labor concentration and its impact on workers, how labor concentration issues are being raised in the courts, and how economic analysis can inform antitrust inquiry moving forward.
This article was originally published by Law360 in January 2021.
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