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'Robocall Bill' Awaits President's Signature After House and Senate Voted 'Yes' on Amended Pallon-Thume TRACED Act:

The so-called "robocall bill" has passed and awaits President's Trump signature.  The Pallon-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act was passed by the House on December 4 and the Senate on December 19.  Here's what you need to know:  Read more

ADA Reminder: Keep Talking! Woman Awarded 6-Figure Damages After Not Returning From Maternity Leave

Three years ago, Maria Alves had a baby boy.  Alves' employer, Boston University, fired her when she didn't return from maternity leave.    Boston University now owes Alves $144,000.00 in compensatory damages for lost wages and emotional distress, plus interest, attorney's fees, and costs.  Read more

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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