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The EC New Alert Mechanism to Detect Cartels: A Teaser Before a European General Framework for Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing has been part of the U.S. legal tradition, if not since the resolution passed by the Continental Congress in 1778, at least since the adoption of the 1863 False Claims Act. With regard to the disclosure of...more

European Commission Launches Competition Law Anonymous Whistleblower Tool

by Jones Day on

The European Commission has introduced a new tool to encourage individuals to disclose anticompetitive conduct on an anonymous basis. Individuals are invited to supply inside knowledge to help the Commission uncover cartels...more

Legal Issues Business Leaders Need to Know in 2017

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Expanding wage and hour obligations will continue to be a top concern for employers in 2017. As most employers are aware, in May 2016, the United States Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final rule regarding the...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: October 2016 #4

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division issued guidance for human resources professionals on how antitrust laws apply to employee hiring and compensation. The federal...more

Corporate E-Note - October 2015

by Burr & Forman on

By now, everyone has heard of the Department of Labor’s ("DOL's") proposed rule requiring a weekly salary of at least $970.00, or $50,440.00 annually, for employees to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's ("FLSA's")...more

Health Update - May 2015

Building a Culture of Health: The Value Proposition of Retail Clinics - Editor’s Note: Since first emerging on the healthcare landscape more than 15 years ago, retail clinics have seen significant growth. There are now...more

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - September 2013

In this issue: - Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment - TCPA Update: Recent Decisions and Significant Upcoming Change to...more

Health Care Legal News - August 7, 2013 • Volume 3, Number 2

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - IRS ISSUES TRANSITION RELIEF ON THE ONE-YEAR DELAY IN ACA’S INFORMATION REPORTING AND EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY RULES: On July 9, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-45 which provides...more

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - July 17, 2013

by Rob Robinson on

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more

Advertising Law -- Apr 18, 2013

In This Issue: No Rest for the NAD, As it Decides Multiple Mattress Disputes; Fur Sure? Retailers Make Faux Faux Fur Claims; Got Settlement? Muscle Milk Suit Settles for $5.3 Million; TCPA Class Actions Prohibited in New...more

McAfee & Taft tIP Sheet - March 2013

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In This Issue: - 3 Monitoring employees’ use of company trademarks in social media - 5 Keys to ensuring the secrecy of trade secrets - 6 FTC amends Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule - Excerpt from...more

Mortgage Banking Update - December 14, 2012

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In This Issue: - CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List - Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM - CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more

Federal Trade Commission Announces Interim Final Red Flags Rule

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Federal Trade Commission’s interim final rule, which clarifies that most service providers are not subject to the Red Flags Rule, takes effect February 11, 2013....more

Social Media Risks and Compliance

by Michael Volkov on

Companies continue to access social media sites to monitor employees and assess job applicants. They do so in the face of increasing risks. Federal and state laws and regulations are rapidly changing as social media use by...more

FTC Settles FCRA Enforcement Action against Employment Background Screening Company

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission announced on August 8, 2012, that it had settled an enforcement action filed against an employment background screening company. The action demonstrates that the FTC still intends to vigorously...more

Fair Credit Reporting Act Is Applied to Data Broker Selling Personal Information Gleaned from Social Media for Employment...

In what the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) touts as “the first Commission case to address the sale of Internet and social media data in the employment screening context,” Spokeo, an on-line data broker, has agreed to settle...more

Healthcare Legal News - June 21, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 5

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - Self-Insurance Sham? One way that employers seek to control health plan costs is by self-insuring the plan. By self-insuring, an employer pays only the cost of claims plus an administrative fee...more

Online Data Seller Settles with FTC over Sale of Social Media Data

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission’s willingness to exercise its enforcement authority under the Fair Credit Reporting Act was evident again last week in its $800,000 settlement with data broker Spokeo, Inc., described in an FTC...more

Healthcare Legal News - May 16, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

In this issue: - Private Civil Enforcement Actions Increasing: The Ameritox vs. Millennium Lawsuit By L. Pahl Zinn, and Christian G. Ohanian As healthcare and antitrust enforcement by governmental agencies...more

Act Now Advisory: FTC Warns That Background Searches via Mobile App May Violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act .

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On January 25, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") sent warning letters to three companies that market, in total, six mobile phone applications ("Apps") that provide users with background check...more

The FTC Staff Report on “40 Years of Experience with the Fair Credit Reporting Act” Illuminates Areas of Potential Class Action...

by Littler on

Table of Contents: I. INTRODUCTION 1; II. BACKGROUND FOR THE FTC STAFF REPORT 2; III. SUMMARY OF FCRA OBLIGATIONS ON EMPLOYERS THAT USE CONSUMER REPORTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 2; IV. SUMMARY OF FCRA REMEDIES 4; V. THE...more

10 Social Media Must Haves For Your Corporate Compliance And Ethics Program

Companies would be legally remiss not to add a social media component to their corporate compliance and ethics program. As we have seen and reported on, agencies such as FINRA, the FTC, and the NLRB are bringing complaints...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 2, Issue 3 - June 2011

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In this issue: Do Consumers Have Property Rights in Their Personal Information Collected by Website Operators?; NLRB Gets Worked Up Over Social Media Policies; Linking Liability: One Win, One Loss for Google in Europe;...more

Is Your Company's Social Media Launch Ahead Of Its Compliance Program

Many businesses are still coasting along enjoying the marketing advantages of social media without making sure they have a good compliance program in place. For every company with a Facebook fan page or Twitter account...more

What’s Not To Like About Social Media?

by Sands Anderson PC on

Whether it is the creation of instant stardom for a homeless man (the “voice” Ted Williams) through a viral YouTube video, or the tweeting of a congresswoman’s imminent meeting in a parking lot and subsequent tweeting of the...more

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