No-hire accords: Tech workers to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial

Apr 19 2014, 11:49 IST
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Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011.
SummaryWorkers allege top firms conspired to avoid competing for each other’s employees to avert salary war.

wealth of executives like Google co-founder Sergey Brin and how it could be enhanced by holding down workers’ salaries and boosting margins, according to the filing.

Recruitment matters

* The case, closely watched in Silicon Valley, is largely built on emails among top executives, including Apple’s late chief executive Steve Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

* In one instance, after a Google recruiter solicited an Apple employee, Schmidt told Jobs that the recruiter would be fired, court documents show. Jobs then forwarded Schmidt’s note to a top Apple human resources executive with a smiley face appended.

* Earlier this week, the four companies — against whom tech workers brought a class action lawsuit — asked US district judge Lucy Koh to prevent plaintiffs from unfairly portraying Jobs as a “bully” at trial.

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