The $450,000 Question: How to Avoid a COPPA Violation

The $450,000 Question: How to Avoid a COPPA Violation Two recent FTC settlements in complaints brought against Yelp and a mobile app developer called TinyCo demonstrate how seriously the government takes violations of the Chlidren’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. Yelp was accused of collecting personal information from children through its app without first […]

Franchises vs. Business Opportunities

What is a Business Opportunity? You often see advertisements that offer the opportunity to make thousands of dollars a week working for yourself.  These ads are attempting to sell a “business opportunity” (also known as a “biz op”).  A biz op is defined as the sale or lease of goods or services that will be enable […]

New Year, New Laws For California Employers

New Year, New Laws for California Employers Every year, California enacts new employment legislation that benefits workers and imposes new compliance challenges for employers, and 2016 is no exception.  Below is a brief summary of this year’s significant new California employment laws: $10 Minimum Wage The state minimum wage increased to $10 per hour; the highest state minimum […]

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Is Your Website ADA Compliant? Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has prohibited businesses from discriminating against persons with disabilities in connection with their employment by the business, and their access to the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations offered by the business.  When the ADA was passed into law, the types of businesses Congress intended to be covered […]