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Can Your Boss Pay You With Vacation Time Instead of Cash?

It goes without saying that if we work, we expect to be paid. Many people mistakenly believe that if they have no written contract or agreement, they have no way to enforce their right to payment against employers who may fail to live up to their payment obligations. In fact, the Fair Labor Standards Act…

Can a Potential Employer View Your Credit Reports Without You Knowing?

So you’re applying for a new job, and it seems you’re very qualified. You’ve got years of experience in the field, and your interview went well. But later, you find you didn’t get the job, and you don’t know why. As it turns out, it could be your credit or background report that prevented you…

3 ways to protect yourself from identity theft

3 ways to protect yourself from identity theft Identity theft can be a devastating and frightening time in a persons’ life. The financial and emotional toll that it takes can be overwhelming. With the advancement of technology, it is unfortunately on the rise and can be very difficult to recover from it. Not only do…

A potential employee’s background was mixed up with a criminals.

Background checks Many companies require background checks in order to ensure the safety of their customers. For example a home improvement company who’s employees are often in their customer’s homes do not want a convicted thief or drug addict having access to a customer’s belongings. Yet, in order to obtain a background check on a…

I signed up for the “no call” list but I’m still getting harassed by callers

I’m still getting harassed by callers We’ve all dealt with it. Robocalls, telemarketers, or collection calls on your cell phone. They call at the most inconvenient times and DON’T TAKE NO for an answer! So when the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted to protect individuals and businesses from receiving unsolicited telemarketing efforts, we…

Senator Schumer Drafts Act to Block Robocalls

The act referred to in the title is called the Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones Act, and it would require both landline and mobile phone carriers to block robocalls. Senator Schumer of New York and Jackie Speier, California legislator, drafted the act to put an end to unwanted and annoying robocalls that disturb…

The TCPA Is Constitutional

Dozens of courts have already found the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to be constituional. However, a unlikely group of politicions are again challenging the TCPA because they want to send you additional political robocalls. The Tea Party Republicans and the Democrats have unified to fight on the same side on May Friday the 13th.…

Businesses Pleading to Congress to Soften Tcpa Laws

Despite record number of complaints, businesses are pleading to Congress to soften up on the TCPA laws. Americans have made it clear, through complaints to the FCC, FTC and state Attorney Generals, that they want companies to stop making robocalls to their phones. Regardless of this outcry from consumers, companies are asking Congress to loosen…

Impact of the FCC’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order on TCPA Claims

The 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the text of the new Declaratory Ruling and Order on the TCPA, which was signed into legislature on June 18, 2015. The ruling rejects industry attempts to side step the TCPA by requesting an unduly narrow definition of which…

TCPA and Class Actions Lawsuits

If you have not provided an entity permission to dial your cell phone using an “automated telephone dialing system” or with a prerecorded, artificial voice, that entity may have violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Usually, when one person has received an unsolicited telephone call or text message that violates the TCPA law, there…

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