In late October, the FTC and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued guidance for human resources (“HR”) professionals regarding the applicability of antitrust law to hiring and compensation decisions. According to the FTC, “HR professionals are often in the best position to ensure their companies’ hiring practices comply with the law and this guidance will help […]
Late last week, the FTC announced that it had approved final amendments to Commission Rule 1.98. Rule 1.98 adjusts the maximum civil penalty for violations of the 16 provisions of the law the FTC enforces. The final amendments were approved in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. […]
Previously, we reported on the FTC’s fight with LabMD over data security. As part of that coverage, we noted the testimony of former Tiversa employee, Richard Wallace, which alleged that Tiversa had given the FTC doctored evidence purporting to prove consumer data breaches. DOJ/FBI Investigate Tiversa Now it appears that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) […]
For quite some time, Volkswagen (“VW”) advertised its TDI “clean diesel offerings” as, “Like really clean diesel.” However, we all now know the truth about VW’s ads regarding its clean diesel cars, which is that their ads simply do not stand up to any kind of scrutiny. And now the FTC has decided to enter […]
The FTC has announced that they were making a revision to their own Rules of Practice regarding how the agency challenges mergers.