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Non-Competes at Risk

A non-compete provision can prevent a talented employee from leaving to work for the competition.  This protection is good for the employer that has invested significant training time and resources in the employee, especially when the employee has access to confidential information, client relationships and trade secrets. 

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"How much money did you make at your last job?"

It's a question employers love, but did you know it could be against the law to ask about an applicant's pay history? 

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Connecticut Offshore Office License Restriction

Starting October 1, Connecticut Prohibits Collection from Offshore Offices!

On October 1, 2018, a new Connecticut law will prohibit licensed collection agencies from contacting Connecticut consumers from offshore and nearshore offices.  The new law requires that "[a]ny activity subject to licensure . . . shall be conducted from an office located in a state."  The law defines a state to include any state, district, or territory of the United States, but not foreign jurisdictions.  In other words, starting October 1, licensed collection agencies may not contact Connecticut consumers from foreign offices.    

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Dangerous Decision: Second Circuit Confirms FDCPA Strict Liability Standard for Misrepresenting Debt

Last Friday, July 24, the Second Circuit released Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership.  In short, the Second Circuit reversed the lower court's (E.D. NY) decision and held that debt collectors will be held strictly liable for misrepresenting an incorrect debt regardless of the initial notice a consumer receives.

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