Why are These Fast Food Employee Agreements Being Investigated?

Why are These Fast Food Employee Agreements Being Investigated?

As the employment rate goes up, the more competitive it is to find workers, especially in the fast food sector. 

Some chains like Chick-fil-A are enticing employees by offering $17+ an hour and by providing other benefits like college sponsorships. 

Once workers are hired, there appears to be a way to keep employees employed and to stop them from going to another foodservice job.

This week, an investigation was launched where 10 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia are looking into noncompete clauses included in employment agreements at fast food establishments, put in place to limit staff on where they can work after they leave. 

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