View Full Version : Disney will pay out $100M over wage-suppression claims to visual artists

02-03-2017, 08:05 AM
Article here: (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/disney-will-pay-out-100m-over-wage-suppression-claims/)

Actual Case Document (http://courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Disney.pdf)

The short of it is that Disney, including Pixar and Lucasfilms, banded together (formed a UNION) and agreed with other companies like Sony and Dreamworks. The government said the companies agreed to limits on how they hired each others' workers, which artificially suppressed wages in the tech sector.

ouch, HR would notify your old boss when you applied for a new job.

Plaintiffs made three serious allegations. Firstly, that the animation studios agreed not to poach staff from each other. Secondly, that when an animator applied for a job at a rival studio, the rival would notify the animator's employer. And thirdly, that the company making a job offer would not enter into a salary bidding war for the employee. The suit alleged that the studios engaged in "direct collusion" to maintain these practices.

02-03-2017, 09:04 AM
Why am I not surprised?