The Cook County Record quoted Jonathan Crotty on Jimmy John's sandwich chain becoming the target of another class action lawsuit. The case concerns noncompetition agreements the chain entered into with hourly workers.
“If deemed to be an antitrust or anti-competitive violations, this could cause franchisors to drop these restrictions from their franchise agreements,” Jonathan told the publication. “This would, in turn, allow franchisees of the same company to recruit each other’s managers and other employees.”
You can read the full article here. The Cook County Record covers legal news in the Chicago area.
You can also read Jonathan's EmployNews blog about the Jimmy John's case here.