eBay sued over will-not-recruit agreement with Intuit
The California Department of Justice on Friday what they called intuit Inc is an illegal agreement with intuit’s hiring of e-commerce company eBay Inc sued.
Spending competition for the contract workers, giving them access to better job opportunities, Justice Department and the California Attorney General Kamala Harris has simultaneous news release.
Then Meg Whitman, eBay’s CEO, and Scott Cook, the founder of intuit, creating and enforcing contracts is closely involved in the. Cook eBay’s board at the same time, he intuit eBay’s employees were complaining about was serving, federal officials said.
It is wrong and we will vigorously defend itself against the government.
“Bay’s practice standards that the judiciary does not allow other companies to comply with government to resolve the case. DOJ antitrust law enforcement is overly aggressive in their interpretation of this area is,” said eBay spokeswoman Lara Wyss.
Tax and financial software intuit company, which in 2010 experienced similar antitrust charges and settled, called the new law is a matter for eBay.
“We already have a recruiting practices, our concern was that the DOJ resolved and intuit the matter to believe,” said intuit spokeswoman Diane Carlini.
Whitman, who left eBay in early 2008, and Hewlett-Packard Co leads to, a spokesman declined to comment.
Case, and similar problems of other technology companies, and competition for talent in Silicon Valley is highlighted. Sometimes it shows how top technology companies in the search for talented employees on board can conflict with relationships.
Bay and intuit the “handshake” agreement was in force from 2006 to 2009 or later, federal officials said. That time, eBay’s started recruiting staff intuit that came from employees are instructed to throw away, officials said.
An awkward situation that eBay policy intuit staff when Cook was appointed to the board may be to avoid eBay, eBay’s on to the person familiar with the postures.
In 2007, Apple Inc’s Steve Jobs to to a court filing, according to an Apple engineer, a transgression that threatened one junior employees Google-’s work, earlier this year, former Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to stop trying niyogasthala ask. Time, Schmidt was an Apple board member.
Bay believes that his policy is not invalid because it does not have the effect. Marketing and engineering positions, including being sought,,, was so extensive that job seekers were plenty of opportunities to find a job elsewhere, people familiar with the company’s position. He spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Federal antitrust enforcers are “consistent position that this type of agreement is illegal under antitrust law is accepted by,” said Joseph Wayland, acting head of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division.
The last person familiar with the company’s policy against the motion, according to the DOJ later changed her position on the legal agreement.
In the past, DOJ focused on the impact of such agreements on the market. But it has been that such a policy in 2009 that will automatically have an impact and was therefore invalid to assume, the person added.
EBay target case only because it was already intuit that a sweeping 2010 federal lawsuit brought against a defendant in six technology companies. Intuit a settlement agreement with the federal government officials have signed the call to prevent future similar behavior.
EBay has the same wide-ranging investigation into the debut, officials said.
Adobe Systems Inc., Apple, Google, Intel Corp, intuit and Pixar: a proposed class action pending in California federal court’s anti-poaching agreement also addresses the six technology companies.