Background Checks

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) protects applicants for employment from the unauthorized use of a background check by potential employers. Before employers can obtain or use a background report, the employer must give you a stand-alone disclosure of your rights and get your written authorization. The disclosure and authorization form must strictly follow the government guidelines and regulations. Additionally,  →

Religious Discrimination

Last week my firm filed a lawsuit against a local telecom company for violations of Title VII with regard to religious discrimination. Read the article here.  →

Unwanted Telephone Marketing Calls

Background Has your evening quiet time or dinner been interrupted by a call from a telemarketer? If so, you’re not alone. Congress first passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991 in response to consumer concerns about the growing number of unsolicited telephone marketing calls to their homes and the increasing use of automated and prerecorded messages. In response,  →

Do Not Call Lists

You may be one of many consumers who have received emails saying you’re about to be assaulted by unwanted telemarketing calls to your wireless phone. Rest assured that placing telemarketing calls to wireless phones is – and always has been – illegal in most cases. Why the Confusion? The confusion seems to stem from recent discussions in the wireless phone  →

Telemarketing and Robocalls

Last week I was appointed as National Co-Lead Counsel in Portfolio Recovery TCPA MDL. In an effort to address a growing number of telephone marketing calls, Congress enacted in 1991 the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA restricts the making of telemarketing calls and the use of automatic telephone dialing systems and artificial or prerecorded voice messages. The rules  →