The FTC Issues Guidance on How to Batten Down the Hatches.
DOJ to Criminally Prosecute Employers and Individuals That Reach Hiring and Wage Agreements Under Federal Antitrust Law
At the end of October, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) communicated a significant shift in their enforcement guidance regarding competition among employers to limit or fix terms of employment for potential hires.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined the Consumer Education Group $100,000 for making millions of illegal telemarketing calls to consumers who were on the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry, including pre-recorded robocalls in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).
There are arguments that there is a dearth of guidance by both the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), so when guidance comes out, we listen.
The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) long-awaited – and much debated – privacy rules for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have now been adopted.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the release of new guidance for businesses on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the FTC Act.
FTC Issues Study On Patent Assertion Entity Activity –Why Was It Silent On Competition and Can We Expect Enforcement Action?
Patent assertion entities (PAEs), firms that purchase pre-existing patents and then license them for products that are already on the market, have been derided as “patent trolls” and “extortionists,” while their defenders have argued that they are an efficient platform between individual inventors and manufacturers.
FTC Chairwoman Ramirez Addresses Direct Sales Association; Offers Compliance Recommendations for Industry and Signals That Additional Guidance is On Its Way
Last week, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke at the Direct Sales Association (DSA) Business & Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
Close followers of the cases FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and In the Matter of LabMD know that the litigation has prompted increased Congressional oversight of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) data security enforcement practices.
Last week the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice jointly issued guidance to educate companies, and in particular human resource professionals, on how antitrust laws apply in the employment arena, particularly with respect to hiring and compensation matters.