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7 Chain Restaurants Are Ending Their 'No Poaching' Hiring Policy

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7 Chain Restaurants Are Ending Their 'No Poaching' Hiring Policy
Critics say the policy keeps workers from being able to accept better-paying and higher-ranking positions.
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Seven restaurant chains say they’ll stop their "no poaching" hiring policy that critics say keeps low-wage workers from getter better pay and job opportunities.

Washington's state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday that chains including McDonald's, Arby's and Cinnabon were halting the practice nationwide. That's after Ferguson threatened to sue them.  

The policy prevents chain restaurant workers from getting hired by other franchises in the same chain.

In some cases, that could keep workers from being able to accept better-paying and higher-ranking positions.

Ferguson says other restaurants that don't end the practice will face legal action.