On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health voted to update and readopt rules it had previously put into effect to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
An exemption from the California lender licensing law for a person making a single commercial-purpose loan in a rolling 12-month period is about to “sunset” in California, impacting persons who have relied upon the exemption, including when structuring transactions through ...
On December 15, 2021, the New York State Department of Financial Services published proposed amendments to the state’s debt collection regulations.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) issued a notice titled “Properly Presenting Prophetic and Working Examples in a Patent Application.”
As the use of automatic renewal subscriptions continues to increase, four states have recently contributed to the regulatory landscape.
On December 16, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a “market monitoring” inquiry into “buy now, pay later” credit offered by five companies.
Late on Friday, December 17, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ended the Fifth Circuit’s stay of OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100+ employees
It’s official: The Federal Communications Commission’s reassigned number database, which will hopefully minimize claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, is up and running after several years in the making.
In legislative news, New York enacted two new telemarketing-related laws while Congress is considering a measure that would double the penalties for illegal caller ID spoofing.
The Federal Trade Commission reported on the National Do Not Call Registry statistics for Fiscal Year 2021, along with data on consumer complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls.