Jimmy John’s Under Fire for Worker Contracts

Jimmy John's Under Fire for Worker ContractsJimmy John’s doesn’t want its low-wage workers to apply for jobs at rivals.

Now, lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the sandwich chain’s policy of making workers sign contracts that bar them from working for its competition.

Calling the practice a form of intimidation, House members Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Linda Sánchez have drafted a letter calling on the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate “disturbing reports” of the chain’s practices which are “inconsistent with trade and labor laws.”

The letter already has over 30 signatures from other Washington lawmakers.

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