FTC, DOJ guidance puts health system hiring practices in the crosshairs

By Ayla Ellison

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division issued guidance Oct. 20 for human resource professionals and others involved in hiring and compensation decisions.

“Competition is essential to well-functioning markets, and job markets are no exception,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “These guidelines will help ensure that employers understand how to comply with the antitrust laws and will help employees reap the benefits of a competitive market for their services.”

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