The proposed class action, brought by five software engineers, accuses the companies of conspiring to keep employee compensation low by eliminating competition for skilled labor.
In 2010, Google, Apple, Adobe Systems Inc, Intel Corp, Intuit Inc and Walt Disney Co’s Pixar unit agreed to a settlement of a U.S. Justice Department probe that bars them from agreeing to refrain from poaching each other’s employees.
What happened was a recruitment officer for Google was trying to poach an Apple engineer, Steve Jobs emailed Eric Schmidt so that he can resolve the problem. Google got back to Apple and the person responsible was fired.
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