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Consumer Fair Credit Reporting Act Suits Are Soaring: The Sessions Firm Identified As Top Active Consumer Protection Defense Firm

As recently reported by Law360, lawsuits alleging violations of the FCRA have more than doubled in the last decade as privacy and accuracy concerns grow over the credit reports and background checks companies increasingly rely on. FCRA claims have long been attractive to the plaintiffs' bar, due in large part to the potential for statutory, actual, and punitive damages; plus, the FCRA calls for defendants to cover lawsuit costs and attorney fees.  Further, a heightened expectation of privacy in recent years has caused these claims to soar. Read more

Did the Dog Eat Your EEO-1 Component 2 Pay-Data Report? Don't Stress... The EEOC Is Still Collecting Reports

Yesterday, Monday, September 30, 2019, was the deadline for covered employers to submit EEO-1 Component 2 pay data.  Did you miss it?  If yes, the EEOC has announced that it will continue to accept reports.  So if you missed the deadline, you are probably not alone. Read more

DOL FINALLY Sets Minimum $35,000+ Salary for Exempt "White Collar" Employees- Effective 1/20/20!!

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) finally unveiled its long-awaited overtime exemption rule today, September 24, 2019. Read more

I-9 Enforcement Is Booming- Don't Get ICEd

As we've all seen in the media, immigration enforcement activities are up, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is not focusing on the border.  Read more

Telecom Collection Fee Deemed Legal

On July 19, 2019,  in Richardson v. Diversified Consultants, Inc. (DCI), Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. from the N.D. of Ill. granted DCI's motion for summary judgment, and denied plaintiff's motion, on plaintiff's claim that an 18% collection fee for Verizon Wireless violated the FDCPA and the Illinois Collection Agency Act.  Read more

News You Can Use: Are You in Compliance with These New Employment Laws?

It has been a busy summer in the employment law world. Companies doing business in California, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Oregon, New York City, San Antonio, and Dallas should become familiar with these legal updates:

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Think your employees are earning "Discretionary Bonuses"? Think again.

We've received many questions regarding the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule regarding "discretionary bonuses" in relation to an employee's overtime (OT) rate.

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Rachel Morris Named 'Rising Star' by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel is proud to announce that Rachel A. Morris from our Tampa office has been included in the Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list in Employment & Labor Law: Employer. 

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JUDGE REVERSES COURSE AND DISMISSES G NOTICE CLAIM IN NEW JERSEY

On May 16, 2019, Judge Arleo of the District of New Jersey reversed herself and released her latest opinion in Poplin v. Chase Receivables approving a statutory G notice initial debt collection notice.

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EEOC Expands Pay Data Collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data to Include Both 2017 and 2018

As we blogged about earlier this week, the EEOC announced it expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 pay data based on gender, race, and ethnicity in mid-July 2019.  In its notice published on the Federal Register, the EEOC also announced it was still deciding whether to require EEO-1 Component 2 pay data for 2017.

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