Labor market power is a hotly debated issue that has garnered increasing scholarly attention in legal academia. With market power comes questions of regulation. The Law Review's 2022 Symposium on Law and Labor Market Power explored how law can address and regulate the labor market to respond to its failures. Student scholars contributed the following pieces discussing topics in antitrust enforcement and regulation in labor markets.
No More No-Poach? An (Early) Retrospective on Public and Private Antitrust Enforcement in the Fight against Franchise No-Poach Agreements
Spencer J. Parts
Writing for the University of Chicago Law Review Symposium 2022 on Law and Labor Market Power, Spencer J. Parts argues that private lawsuits and state enforcement were a suboptimal way of causing many national franchises to abandon the use of no-poach agreements.
Guilt by (Anticompetitive) Association: Criminal Enforcement as a Response to Labor Monopsony
Writing for the University of Chicago Law Review Symposium 2022 on Law and Labor Market Power, Marissa Piccolo evaluates when and how criminal antitrust enforcement can address the problem of labor monopsonies.
Avoiding a Pie in the Face
Writing for the University of Chicago Law Review Symposium 2022 on Law and Labor Market Power, Henry Walter suggests that antitrust reform efforts directed at labor markets should proceed slowly, mindful of reform's fragile political support and the potential for backlash.