CommLaw Monitor

News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s communications practice group

Not Dead Yet: Noncompetes Survive, the FTC Rule Doesn't (For Now)

Perhaps there has been no employment law topic written about more in 2023, and to-date in 2024, than the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) (Proposed) and Final Rule, which broadly (and arguably, unconstitutionally)…

Why You Need to Know More About Restrictive Covenants Than the FTC Noncompete Rule

Join Kelley Drye’s Labor and Employment specialists on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. ET, for a webinar discussion to explore the most effective strategies for protecting business information and relationships…

TSR Updated to Expand Recordkeeping Obligations; Cover B2B Telemarketing Representations; May Expand to Inbound Tech Support Service Calls

The beginning of 2024 has brought with it a decided regulatory focus on telemarketing. In the past couple of months, we’ve written about several important FCC actions related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…

Neora Prevails In Landmark Decision For Direct Selling Industry

Big, BIG win for the direct selling industry, as Judge Barbara Lynn (N.D. Texas) grants judgment for Neora, LLC (formerly Nerium) on all of the FTC’s claims, including that the company was operating an illegal pyramid…

FTC Advises Companies to Remediate Log4j Vulnerability

In an unusual warning to companies running Java applications with Log4j in their environments, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently cautioned that it “intends to use its full legal authority to pursue companies…