How the Agreement to End ‘No-Poach’ Laws Affects Franchisees


On July 12th, 2018, seven major restaurant chains including McDonald’s, Arby’s, Auntie Anne’s, and Carl’s Jr., reached an agreement with the state of Washington, pledging to do away with so-called “no-poach” hiring policies at the national level. The policy held by fast food chains could deter employees from moving to new locations in the same franchise.