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More Employees! New Rule Makes It Harder to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

USA - February 1 2024 On January 10, 2024, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued the “Final Rule” that modifies the standard for determining whether a worker is an…

FTC Announces $2 Million Penalty Against Tractor Maker for False “Made in USA” Product Claims

USA - January 31 2024 On January 26, 2024, the FTC announced that it had entered into an agreement with tractor maker Kubota North America Corporation, settling…

New York Law Targets Hidden Credit Card Fees

USA - January 11 2024 On December 13, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed Senate Bill S1048A into law requiring sellers that impose credit card surcharges to post…

FTC Will Hold Informal Hearing on Fake Reviews Rule

USA - January 10 2024 The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will hold an informal hearing on February 13, 2024 on the agency’s proposed rule banning fake…

Just Browsing? Courts Differ on Whether Website Users Lack Article III Standing for Wiretapping Claims

USA - December 19 2023 Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania federal judge held that users of Bass Pro Shops’ and Cabela’s websites lacked Article III standing to sue the…

Strip Mall Revival

USA - December 12 2023 Strip malls are seeing a surge in valuation, perhaps due to Americans’ desire for the in-and-out convenience that they offer due to their proximity…

FTC Warns Influencers and Trade Associations to Be Much More Specific About Ties

USA - November 21 2023 Last week, the FTC sent high profile Warning Letters to two trade associations, the American Beverage Association (AmeriBev) and the Canadian Sugar…

California Passes Legislation Banning Junk Fees

USA - October 16 2023 As we reported Friday, the FTC has proposed a rule to ban misleading and hidden fees. While that initiative is pending, California Governor Gavin…

FTC Proposes Rule Banning “Junk Fees”

USA - October 13 2023 The FTC announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) targeting misleading and hidden fees, commonly known as “junk fees,” and how businesses may…

CARU Releases Guidelines for Advertising to Children in the Metaverse

USA - October 11 2023 BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) has released new Guardrails for Child-Directed Advertising and Privacy in the…