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Author Archives: Pat Murphy

Judge enjoins recidivist do-not-call violators

A federal judge in Boston has issued orders banning a Rhode Island home security installation company and its founder from telemarketing in partial resolution of a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging the defendants directly and through their agents called more ...

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EEOC commences collection of new payroll data

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun the collection of payroll data broken down according to the sex, race and ethnicity of employees following the Trump administration’s loss of a legal challenge to reporting requirements adopted under President Obama. ...

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DOL proposes new ‘joint employer’ rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule revising and clarifying the responsibilities of employers in joint-employer arrangements that features a new four-factor test for determining joint-employer status. The inquiry under the proposed rule focuses on whether the alleged joint ...

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