Sessions Law http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/ recent posts en-us Wed, 12 May 2021 15:29:37 -0500 Transmitting Account Data to a Letter Vendor Now is an FDCPA Violation http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/transmitting-account-data-to-a-letter-vendor-now-is-an-fdcpa-violation/ In a stunning decision, the Eleventh Circuit has just completely upended the traditional model for debt collection. In the case of Hunstein v. Preferred Collection & Management Services, the Appellate Court concluded that a debt collector that transmits account information, such as a consumer’s name and account balance, to a letter vendor for the purpose of generating an initial demand letter, violates the FDCPA.

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2021-04-21 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/transmitting-account-data-to-a-letter-vendor-now-is-an-fdcpa-violation/
Breaking News! DOL Guidance On Mandatory, Employer-Paid COBRA Subsidies Is Here http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/breaking-news-dol-guidance-on-mandatory-employer-paid-cobra-subsidies-is-here/ As we blogged about here, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes several provisions impacting employers, their benefits plans, and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requirements. 

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2021-04-08 11:59:02 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/breaking-news-dol-guidance-on-mandatory-employer-paid-cobra-subsidies-is-here/
No April Fool’s JOKE Here– A Unanimous Supreme Court Provides TCPA Relief!! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/no-april-fool-s-joke-here-a-unanimous-supreme-court-provides-tcpa-relief/ 2021-04-02 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/no-april-fool-s-joke-here-a-unanimous-supreme-court-provides-tcpa-relief/ Attention Illinois Employers! SB 1480—Illinois Enacts New Background Check Rules (Part 1) http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-illinois-employers-sb-1480-illinois-enacts-new-background-check-rules-part-1/ 2021-03-30 10:28:23 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-illinois-employers-sb-1480-illinois-enacts-new-background-check-rules-part-1/ FDCPA Bona Fide Error Defense Applies to Mistaken Interpretation of Statute of Limitations http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/fdcpa-bona-fide-error-defense-applies-to-mistaken-interpretation-of-statute-of-limitations/ 2021-03-26 07:52:58 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/fdcpa-bona-fide-error-defense-applies-to-mistaken-interpretation-of-statute-of-limitations/ The American Rescue Plan Act Extends and Expands the FFCRA What Employers Need to Know! http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-american-rescue-plan-act-extends-and-expands-the-ffcra-what-employers-need-to-know/ 2021-03-25 10:52:53 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/the-american-rescue-plan-act-extends-and-expands-the-ffcra-what-employers-need-to-know/ Whitney White Selected to 2021 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/whitney-white-selected-to-2021-texas-rising-stars-list-by-super-lawyers/ 2021-03-23 10:27:57 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/whitney-white-selected-to-2021-texas-rising-stars-list-by-super-lawyers/ Washington's New Work-at-Home Rule is Now in Effect for Debt Collectors http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/washington-s-new-work-at-home-rule-is-now-in-effect-for-debt-collectors/ 2021-03-02 14:04:11 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/washington-s-new-work-at-home-rule-is-now-in-effect-for-debt-collectors/ BRITTANY SHAW NAMED "RISING STAR" BY INDIANA SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/brittany-shaw-named-rising-star-by-indiana-super-lawyers-magazine/ 2021-03-01 14:25:32 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/brittany-shaw-named-rising-star-by-indiana-super-lawyers-magazine/ Beware of Call Center "Login Time" Class Actions http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/beware-of-call-center-login-time-class-actions/ 2021-02-17 16:41:28 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/beware-of-call-center-login-time-class-actions/ OSHA Speaks, the CDC Listens: CDC Publishes http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-speaks-the-cdc-listens-cdc-publishes-toolkit-of-vaccination-educational-materials-for-employers/ As blogged about here, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its Guidance on COVID-19 safety precautions. Within the Guidance, OSHA made it clear that employers should educate employees regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.  

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2021-02-12 11:35:30 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-speaks-the-cdc-listens-cdc-publishes-toolkit-of-vaccination-educational-materials-for-employers/
OSHA Updates COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance in Compliance with Executive Order http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-updates-covid-19-workplace-safety-guidance-in-compliance-with-executive-order/ 2021-02-03 14:27:06 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/osha-updates-covid-19-workplace-safety-guidance-in-compliance-with-executive-order/ President Biden Issues Executive Order on Workplace Safety http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/president-biden-issues-executive-order-on-workplace-safety/ 2021-01-28 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/president-biden-issues-executive-order-on-workplace-safety/ How Fraudsters Target Payroll Employees http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/how-fraudsters-target-payroll-employees/ 2021-01-26 14:22:47 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/how-fraudsters-target-payroll-employees/ IRS Modifies Guidance on 2020 Payroll Tax Deferral Extending Repayment Period http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/irs-modifies-guidance-on-2020-payroll-tax-deferral-extending-repayment-period/ 2021-01-20 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/irs-modifies-guidance-on-2020-payroll-tax-deferral-extending-repayment-period/ COVID-19 Litigation in 2021: COVID-19 Sick Leave Class Actions Are Here http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/covid-19-litigation-in-2021-covid-19-sick-leave-class-actions-are-here/ 2021-01-05 14:19:45 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/covid-19-litigation-in-2021-covid-19-sick-leave-class-actions-are-here/ Planning to Continue Telework in 2021? Be Ready For Pandemic-Based Phishing Schemes http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/planning-to-continue-telework-in-2021-be-ready-for-pandemic-based-phishing-schemes/ 2020-12-30 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/planning-to-continue-telework-in-2021-be-ready-for-pandemic-based-phishing-schemes/ *New* Federal COVID-19 Aid Legislation Is Finally Here-What Employers Need to Know http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-federal-covid-19-aid-legislation-is-finally-here-what-employers-need-to-know/ Back in April 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Now, after months of debate, the second COVID-19 economic aid package, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, is here.  President Trump has not signed the new legislation into law just yet.  But a broad outline of the new legislation is below:

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2020-12-23 13:11:50 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-federal-covid-19-aid-legislation-is-finally-here-what-employers-need-to-know/
EEOC Issues New Guidance on the COVID-19 Vaccine http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-issues-new-guidance-on-the-covid-19-vaccine/ Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance regarding how employers should manage COVID-19 vaccine decisions. The complete guidance can be found here. Here are 5 important takeaways from today's EEOC's publication:

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2020-12-16 15:29:32 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/eeoc-issues-new-guidance-on-the-covid-19-vaccine/
Alert: California Consumer Privacy Act Changes Impact Employers & Companies http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/alert-california-consumer-privacy-act-changes-impact-employers-companies/ 2020-11-17 11:25:35 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/alert-california-consumer-privacy-act-changes-impact-employers-companies/ How to Respond to Anti-Mask Sentiment at Work http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/how-to-respond-to-anti-mask-sentiment-at-work/ 2020-11-13 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/how-to-respond-to-anti-mask-sentiment-at-work/ Attention Employers: CDC Updates Definition of "Close Contact" http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-cdc-updates-definition-of-close-contact/ 2020-10-22 11:42:42 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/attention-employers-cdc-updates-definition-of-close-contact/ MORE COVID-19 LITIGATION IS HERE- ARE YOU AT RISK? http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-covid-19-litigation-is-here-are-you-at-risk/ The coronavirus pandemic has spawned hundreds of employment-related charges and lawsuits, including dozens of class actions.

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2020-09-29 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/more-covid-19-litigation-is-here-are-you-at-risk/
NEW EEOC GUIDANCE - PART IV: CONFIDENTIALITY OF EMPLOYEE MEDICAL INFORMATION http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-iv-confidentiality-of-employee-medical-information/ 2020-09-16 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-iv-confidentiality-of-employee-medical-information/ NEW EEOC GUIDANCE - PART III: COVID-19 TESTING AND MEDICAL EXAMS http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-iii-covid-19-testing-and-medical-exams/ 2020-09-14 00:00:00 http://www.sessions-law.com/news-resources/new-eeoc-guidance-part-iii-covid-19-testing-and-medical-exams/