The Federal Trade Commission recently urged the Federal Communications Commission to hold the sellers of goods and services responsible for sales calls made by others on their behalf. The “Do Not Call” rules established under the authority of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 are currently enforced by two government agencies: the Federal Trade […]
On May 26, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will be updating its published guidelines on how online companies may comply with federal advertising law. In accordance with its normal practices the FTC is accepting public comments on how best to modify its earlier publication, “Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising,” […]
Countless employers across the country enhance their bottom line by classifying their employees as independent contractors. There are risks to this approach to both employers and their employees. A recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court in a worker’s compensation case provides an illustration of these risks.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued yet another complaint against a hapless employer that fired an employee for making disparaging comments on his Facebook page. According to a May 24 press release, a car salesman at Knauz BMW in Illinois was terminated for content he posted on Facebook; specifically, he posted photos and […]