Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursdays

A 30-minute series bringing powerful legal insight and analysis to hot topics in compliance

Sep 17, 2020

Politics and the TCPA: Keeping Calls and Texts Compliant

From local elections to the highest office, political calls and texts are heating up to solicit donations, votes, opinions, or all three. Think these communications are exempt from the TCPA? Think again. Michele Shuster and Helen Mac Murray discuss the federal and state laws that must be followed by campaigns, PACs, Super PACs, trade associations, 501(c)(4)s, or other political/grassroots organizations.

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Aug 20, 2020

Intellectual Property 101: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Protect It

From your company’s branding and logo to your proprietary “trade secrets,” securing and defending your intellectual property is critical to sustaining a competitive advantage. Learn about the different types of IP, the IP legal issues that impact your business most, and how to protect your business’s most important assets for long-term growth and success.

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Jul 16, 2020

CCPA Enforcement Arrives: What’s Next for Businesses

Ushering in a new era of privacy legislation, the CCPA gives California consumers new rights and control over personal information, imposes strict requirements on collection/retention of consumers’ information, and requires more transparency regarding data privacy practices. Ensure your business is prepared and learn what lies ahead with the California Privacy Rights Act, other state initiatives, and a national privacy framework.

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Jun 04, 2020

STIR/SHAKEN – What it Means for You

Is your organization ready for STIR/SHAKEN? Though aimed at combating malicious robocalling and illegal spoofing, the challenge of STIR/SHAKEN is to create an authentication process that addresses abusive calls without threatening the ability of businesses to reach consumers for legitimate purposes. Learn what you need to know and the steps you can take now to prepare and protect your organization.

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May 07, 2020

Biometric Information Privacy Laws – Keeping an Eye on Compliance

Once the stuff of science fiction, businesses’ use of biometrics has become ubiquitous, from using fingerprint-based timekeeping systems to more novel approaches including voice recognition to authenticate callers. In adopting these technologies, companies may unknowingly run afoul of biometric privacy laws and regulations. Learn more about how your business can traverse biometric technologies in compliance with applicable laws.

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Apr 30, 2020

The Top Eight Questions Employers Must Answer Before Employees Return to Work

Just as your organization has finally mastered work-from-home, another “new normal” is appearing on the horizon. As states begin to open up, employers face a host of challenges implementing this transition, including employees reluctant to return and looking for assurances for their health and well-being. Are you ready? Learn the most important questions that must be addressed in your plan.

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Apr 23, 2020

Social Media Marketing in the Age of Social Distancing

Marketing Law, Advertising Law, Social Media

With social distancing keeping people home and on their devices, marketing strategies are evolving rapidly and social media is becoming more important in reaching consumers. Wondering how to maximize your outreach while still complying with critical consumer protection and privacy laws? Learn how regulators are treating social media advertising these days and get tips to avoid running afoul of compliance [...]

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Apr 16, 2020

Recent Class Actions And Lessons Learned

Take a moment to review recent consumer protection class action decisions in areas including Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA), Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The best way to prepare and protect for the future is to study history.

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Apr 09, 2020

Advertising Laws Inplicated by COVID-19

Businesses experiencing a sales decline may turn to more creative and aggressive advertising. However, during government-declared emergencies and other crisis situations, regulators heighten focus on certain types of advertising – including cessation of telemarketing, imposing registration for certain industries, and increased scrutiny on disaster-related products/services and price gouging. Before finalizing your marketing copy, take time to refresh your advertising do’s [...]

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Apr 02, 2020

Now’s a Good TIme To…

Work disruptions are leaving many of you with free time that the normal workday did not. This is a good time to dust off (SANITIZE) policies, procedures, and compliance manuals. We will guide you through the review process and highlight substantive areas that warrant extra attention.

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