A company's H.R. functions, such as recruitment and compensation, are not typically regarded as
antitrust "hot spots" (as opposed to sales and marketing). Recent cases in the United States,
however, highlight how hiring practices can create the risk of competition law violations for
companies and their H.R. personnel. Since Canadian competition law is similar to U.S. antitrust
law in these respects, it is important that Canadian H.R. professionals be aware of these risks and
protect themselves and their companies from exposure.